Monday, October 22, 2012

Painted TV Stand

Over the last few months we have been keeping our eyes open for a new TV stand. As usual, I have found  a few I really liked at Pottery Barn, the only issue is they were way out of our price range.  Eventually we found this gem on Craigslist for only $75.  

We took off the doors and hinges and then primed the whole thing.

 We had many discussions about what color to paint it, but with the help of my family friend, Mrs. Petersen, we used this Pottery Barn desk as our inspiration.  The color we chose was Benjamin Moore Affinity - Coastline AF-570.

After adding the second coat of paint and some new hardware...wallah!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Oreo Cookie Pie

1 pkg. Oreo cookies
1 c. butter, unsalted
1 c. powdered sugar
8 oz. softened cream cheese
24 oz. Cool Whip (2, 12 oz. pkg.) defrost for recipe
2 sm. (3 oz.) boxes instant chocolate fudge pudding or instant reg. chocolate pudding
2 c. milk
Crush Oreo cookies. Put small amount of crumbs aside (2-3 tablespoons). Melt butter and mix with remainder of crumbs. Spread on bottom of 13 x 9 x 2 inch glass pan, packing lightly to form crust.

 Combine soften cream cheese, 12 ounces Cool Whip and sugar. Mix until spreading consistency. Spread over crust.

Combine pudding mix with 2 cups milk. Do not let pudding become too thick. Spread over last layer.

Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.

Refrigerate to store. Serves 15. And ENJOY!