The West Virginia University Mountaineers wear their colors proudly at every game. To make your bedroom a show of support, you'll need to add a little "old gold and blue" to the walls. If you aren't sure just how to paint a bedroom in Mountaineers colors, you'll want to collect a few ideas. Take your time selecting the paint color to be just right for the Mountaineers, and get your room ready for a day of painting.
Things You'll Need
- Mild soap
- Tape measure
- Painters tape
- Paint brushes and rollers
- "Old gold" paint
- Navy blue paint
Wash the walls to remove any dirt or dust and allow the new paint to more easily adhere. Measure and mark a level line approximately 3 feet up from your floor and going all the way around the room. Measure and mark a second line 6 inches up from the first line.
Run your painters tape around the room, with the edge of the tape running along the line, so you have a 6-inch-wide stripe going around the entire room. Paint the stripe with your gold paint and allow to dry. Apply a second coat if necessary and let dry.
Remove the old tape and put new strips of tape on the wall, along each edge of the gold paint, leaving the unpainted wall uncovered.
Paint the wall space both above and below the gold stripe with your blue paint. Be sure to cover the area entirely, and apply a second coat if needed. Allow the paint to dry before removing the tape.
Paint the baseboards and door jambs with the gold paint, for a more complete look to the room.
Tips & Warnings
- To add a little more flare to your Mountaineers room, consider putting stencils on the walls in "old gold" or adding gold pillows and curtain fabrics.
- If you are working on a newly constructed wall, use primer before applying your first coat of paint.
- Paint and Color; Jessica Elin Hirschman; 2002
- WV Mountaineers Colors
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