One Room Challenge Kick-Off – Our Master Closet

It’s that time again!! One Room Challenge time that is!! (Click here for more info on this awesome challenge.)ORC gold

If you are here for the first time or new let me say “welcome”! Here at frazzled JOY I share about our home and family. I am like most people – expensive taste on a tiny budget. So, everything I do is budget savvy. You will find lots of DIY and lots of bargain shopping. I shared on Monday my past two ORC projects – both full of DIY and bargains! Today I’m excited to announce our new challenge area – our master bedroom closet…

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Spring 2016 ORC

Guess what starts this week!?! The spring session of the One Room Challenge {ORC}! The One Room Challenge is an awesome 6 week blogger challenge designed and hosted by Linda from Calling It Home.

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Through this challenge I believe she has helped hundreds of us bloggers/DIYers to start and finish rooms that we were otherwise dragging our feet on! The idea of course is to begin and finish a room in six weeks, while posting weekly updates on your blog. My favorite part of the ORC is the encouragement from everyone else that is in the trenches with you. It’s our own little community of crazy, committed, get-er-doners! {yes, I just made that word up}

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Reclaimed Wood Planked Reset Ceiling {Be Like Joanna}

Hey there! Are there any Fixer Upper fans out there?? You know you love it!! So, I’m a couple of weeks behind but as I was watching the bachelor pad show a few nights back, I had to stop and rewind and watch again. Did you see that kitchen?? How about the reclaimed wood everywhere?? But, more specifically the reset ceiling that was planked with it??
I paused again and called my hubby in and said “look”!!

You see a while back (2 years ago) when I was updating our kitchen bit by bit, we finally got around to addressing this ugly light box thing.



Although I would have loved to remove the soffits and take all the ceiling back to regular height, we knew from previous experience in this house that probably meant moving electrical lines at the least. Which meant $$$ we didn’t have. 

So, I thought long and hard on a simple solution that we could DIY. I decided on planking it in some way.
Maybe creating a coffered look.

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And then one day as I walked into the kitchen and saw our newly updated breakfast bar I had a flash!


Yes! Carry the reclaimed wood to the ceiling and tie it all together!! Honestly it is one of my favorite parts of the kitchen!


So, there you have it folks! The time I did something before Joanna!! Ha! [although I’m sure someone did it before me ;)] Have a wonderful day!!

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