In 2010 my best friend and her two children moved house in summer. In late spring, after she had found a suitable small house for rental, she asked me for help with renovating and decorating. She and her husband were going to part. The situation was quite difficult, the house was in very poor condition and there wasn't much money.
So in summer I spent a good part of my time designing the look of the new home, organizing the renovation, looking for kitchens, sofas, beds and tables, choosing floors and paint, and finally helped with whatever I could. It was sometimes exhausting, but it always was a lot of fun. And the result is absolutely pleasing.