Published 8:31 am Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Learning to embrace color, texture and new techniques

Tricia Stroud

We blinked and it was 2020. 

The year of clear vision, an opportunity to live out loud and to be bold doing it. 

Let me introduce myself, my name is Tricia Stroud and I am thrilled to embrace new opportunities this year and I hope you are too. There is no better time than the present to do that thing you’ve been debating with yourself about. 

Listen to me closely, JUMP in the water it’s warm in here! Get inspired with me weekly to complete that project you’ve been working on, yes that one sitting in the corner. Let’s make it happen and have a blast doing it. 

I love finding a great bargain that can be repurposed or boldly transformed to make your space inviting. A space that speaks to you. Embrace color, texture and new techniques with me. 

I will be bringing you some fabulous thrift shop finds, fun flips, shopping tips, and even everyday hacks to help simplify your life. 

Don’t be shy we are all tackling this thing called life together, I am sure you can teach me a thing or two. I wear several hats that keep me on my toes. I love the wife life, mom life, student life, dance mom life and a few more I could throw in there, but I am sure you get the picture.  

This week I wanted to introduce myself and invite you to follow me on this exciting and colorful journey on Instagram @OrangeYouBold. 


This week I found two triangular wall sconces at a thrift shop for $4. The original sticker price was $14.95 each. 

Thrift shops often have certain days of the week that they have sales on merchandise. I just happened to catch a half-off sale on housewares. 

I scored these pieces for $2 each. My natural instinct is to paint and paint boldly, but after much consideration, I opted to simply remove the glass beads from the sconces and fill them with a great textured moss. 


The moss can be found at Hobby Lobby, it is not an item that goes on sale, but you can use your 40% off Hobby Lobby coupon. You can get this bag for under $6. A little goes a very long way. 

The two completed pieces were less than $6 to create and they fit beautifully in almost any space. 

If you decide to use this moss for a project it is a bit messy, so I suggest covering the floor directly beneath you with paper for easier cleanup. You can also reuse the moss that has fallen. 

Let’s meet here again next week for something new! 

Follow me on Instagram @OrangeYouBold