OrangeYouBold: Creating a calm space continues

Published 12:24 am Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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Tricia Stroud

Hello beautiful people. This week I have a reader submission in the photos that I cannot get enough of. Holly Bush from Bridge, Texas sent in photographs of a dresser that she refinished for her daughter’s room. I love that this piece was in her family and gained new life with a little elbow grease. It’s a piece that will be enjoyed for many years to come. Check out her refinished dresser in the photo section. Thank you, Holly for sharing your photos with us.

Last week I shared a photograph of a headboard I built for my bedroom.  It started out one way and ended up completely different. I debated on whether or not I wanted to stain the piece because I was loving the natural wood color. I decided to stain it lightly. I am a huge fan of dark stain, so trust me when I say try something you normally would not try. I absolutely love the golden color stain on this piece.

The items you will need to complete a piece like this can be found at your local hardware store. To complete the headboard, I used 1x4x8 unfinished pine to frame around the headboard. This will give it a more finished look. Then I applied wood stain. I also purchased wall sconce lights to attach to the board. I looked for battery operated, ones but I was not able to find any that would work. I simply tucked the wiring inside and attached the lights to the headboard. I remove the dome light cover from inside and attached battery operated puc lights inside. You can find them in the bulb section of your hardware store.

Remember to submit your finished products to and follow along on Instagram @OrangeYouBold. You can do anything you set your mind to. Orange You Bold? Yes I am!