do-it-yourself headboard

I wanted to paint and make over our bedroom for a very long time:
the paint colour was boring beige, the curtains were too long, the bedding pattern was driving me crazy, the bed was on wheels–so every time you go into bed it would roll a foot from the wall, and the the lamps were cheap and falling down all the time…
it was time for grown up bedding, grown up lamps, a real headboard, and a fresh coat of paint.

I had the house to myself this weekend, so I thought, why not try to do it all myself in a weekend, spoiler alert… I did it, well sort of, with a little help from my old man.


The process:

The results:


Spray painted the knobs too!
Spray painted the knobs too!

yep, that's my heart on the wall.
yep, that’s my heart on the wall.

yellow bird + blue bird=love
spray painted these frames too!
burlap & fresh flowers.
burlap & fresh flowers.

I really enjoyed doing this…but now it’s time to go to bed.

Oreo ice cream cake


1 1/2 Cups of Oreo Baking Crumbs
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 1/3 cups Oreo ice cream
1/4 cup peanut butter {smooth or chunky}
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup of crushed nilla crackers

For the peanut butter caramel sauce:
3 tablespoons caramel sauce
3 tablespoons peanut butter {smooth or chunky}

Remove Oreo ice cream from freezer.
Stir Oreo Baking crumbs with melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 7-inch springform pan. Freeze.
Stir chocolate ice cream to soften. Measure out 2 cups. Remove crust from freezer and spread ice cream evenly into the bottom. Break up Nilla crackers and spead evenly over ice cream. Microwave peanut butter 30 seconds and drizzle over oreos evenly. Freeze.
In a large bowl, whip cream with powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Spread over top of peanut butter layer evenly. Freeze 6-8 hours or until completely solid.
To serve, remove from freezer and sit 10 minutes. During this time, microwave caramel with peanut butter to create the drizzle over top.
After 10 minutes, remove sides of springform pan. Use a sharp knife dipped into hot water to slice easily. Drizzle peanut butter caramel sauce over top and serve.

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