Introducing: Case Studies and a (short) Video

Coming Soon to AfroMartha: Case Studies.

Being the owner of a Century old home has had it’s ups and downs, I must say.

My home has so many *ahem* character flaws charms I’ve often wondered if the previous sprayed some magic dust in the air in preparation for our viewing of the house. Surely that must be the only way they got us to agree to buy this house.

In the 5 years we have lived in our home, I have solved many a design dilemma. From an impossibly tiny only bathroom with a half wall that made a shower next to impossible, to an unworkable bedroom floor plan, I have seen it all. Well maybe. Knock on wood.

I will admit I’ve made lots of mistakes along the way (fiery orange living room, anyone?). But I’ve also learned A LOT. More than I would’ve ever thought was possible. There’s still a lot to do. It is debatable as to whether I will ever get to the top of the mountain on the subject of improving my home.

It’s easy to get caught up in the pursuit of perfection, especially with the multitude of stunningly beautiful home decor blogs at our disposal. It is easy to feel inferior when your home looks nothing like these perfectly stylized pictures. It’s easy to forget that this is your home, quirks and all. That you are much luckier than a lot of people in the world who don’t even have 4 walls around them, much less 4 beautiful walls. It is very easy to get caught up in our first-world problems and forget to count our blessings.

One of those blessings I choose to count is my natural talent for problem solving and solution finding. My home is far from perfectly beautiful, but I have managed to make it work. I have found unique solutions to unique problems.

It’s funny how it never occurred to me to share those solutions. I have taken for granted my talents, choosing instead to lament the fact that I don’t have a picture perfect home. It didn’t occur to me that other people might be looking for ideas on solving these same dilemmas that I have solved.

Until Now. 

I am introducing to you a new series on AfroMartha called Case Studies. I will show you, through videos, photos and posts some of the challenges that I’ve tackled. You may not necessarily solve the problem as I have, but you may get an idea, just as I’ve gotten ideas from others.

So, I humbly present to you: Case Studies by AfroMartha.

Here is a fun little video produced and directed by my Mister. I am thinking of using this as an intro to my upcoming youtube videos.

What do you think?


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