MSU vs. Maize 'n blue: ReVibe that ugly dorm room

"Your school colors can be the focus of a geometric pattern," said Denine.

The battle continues! It's green and white versus maize 'n blue in your living room! Show your team spirit with a roll of tape, a coat of paint, and some trendy ways to improve your living space!

Denine Dingeman, designer at Charitable Resale, shares her inspiration and teaches you to affordably style with ease! She's teaming up with Dan Brady, "tricks-of-the-trade" painter at Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration. He brings you time-saving tricks and products that are easy to find and use.

In this week's Upnorthlive ReVibe "College Edition" Part two, Dan and Denine show us how far a coat of paint, or roll of tape can go!

All college furniture used in this segment of UpNorthLive ReVibe will be sold to benefit Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse and ACT Artists Creating Together Grand Traverse. Here's how to score some personality in your apartment or dorm room with these actual pieces:

Denine's MSU and UofM chairs will be sold at Chairitable Resale and proceeds will benefit ACT Artists Creating Together Grand Traverse. Chairitable Resale is located at 1525 S. Division, Traverse City, Mich. 49684. It is open Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Call 231-313-7777 for more information.

4 Steps to paint a school-themed table:

1. Plan: Gather Table, Sanding Sponge, Paintbrush, Paint, Frogtape

"Duck® tape and paint," said Dan. "Use pattern Duck® tape to create shapes and patterns that ReVibe ugly, old tables and lamps. Go for bold and simple use of school colors to create a spirited room that makes your place the fun zone that's also easy to clean!"

2. Prep: Sand, Prime

3. Design Direction: Create Pattern or Color Scheme

"Stick with simple," said Denine. "I've shared that school spirit, but it doesn't mean it needs to be all about mascots and logos, and you may revibe old furniture through color and patterns. Your school colors can be the focus of a geometric pattern, or offset by decorating with accent items in complimentary colors to make school colors pop as the focal point. Play around with it, have fun and express yourself!"

4. Apply: Pattern and Paint. Denine suggests mixing paint with water to dilute it a little bit. She also suggests sanding the furniture after you paint to soften the surface.

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