On Sunday afternoon, an estimated 152 million people will be tuning in to the game of the season: the Green Bay Packers vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. About 20 million Americans will attend a Super Bowl party. Over 1 billion chicken wings and enough guacamole to cover an entire football field 11.8 feet deep will be consumed — that’s about 53.5 million pounds of avocados and a whole lot of chickens!
For those of us who aren’t serious sports fanatics, as are the two well groomed gentleman above, we thought we’d celebrate this occasion a little differently… shelter blog style!
First up, we have the Green Bay Packers. In 1919, Earl “Curly” Lambeau (one of the team’s founders) was given $500 by his employer, the Indian Packing Company, to purchase the team’s uniforms. On one condition… that the team be named after the company. It was then that the Green Bay Packers were born. Today, the Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the United States. How’s that for team spirit?
The team’s colors are green and gold. Though these two colors look good on the field, it’s not a common color combination when it comes to your home (that is unless your husband has a man cave decked out in Packer memorabilia, yikes!). But rest assured, it can be done and done well. Here’s our round up…
Next up, we have the Pittsburgh Steelers. Originally founded as the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1933, their team colors are black, gold and white. In 1940, the team held a contest to generate some much needed fan support. Many people in the community suggested “Steelers” based on the city’s primary industry at the time. The winners were given season tickets. Not too shabby!
Every game, the Steelers grace the field with their black and gold uniforms. This color combination is widely used in modern interior design. Here are some of our favorite rooms that will hopefully give you inspiration to use them in your home — even if you aren’t a Steelers fan ; )
So there is our creative take on Super Bowl XLV. Hopefully you will be able to use some of this inspiration if you are itching for a unique color scheme. As for the Super Bowl, may the best team win!
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