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Yeah, She’s Ready for Some Football

Friday, August 8, 2014

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Don’t even try to tell Debbie Gwaltney that her Seattle Seahawks won’t repeat their Super Bowl romp this year.

With training camp newly underway, the Seahawks' ultimate 12th Man wears her heart for her team not just on her sleeve, but on her house. And on her car. And even in her bathroom.

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Photos unless noted: Debbie Gwaltney

Debbie Gwaltney's shrine to her team is awash in officially licensed SEA Blue, SEA Navy and SEA Green.

While most fans might mark their team's big victory with a T-shirt or bobblehead, Gwaltney, 50, immortalized it with a full-out makeover of her home and her car in Seahawks SEA Blue, SEA Navy and SEA Green.

(Yes, those are NFL-licensed paint colors.)

Gimme an S!

Her Crockpot and garage are SEA Green. Her car sports the team's colors, logo and her number (12, of course). The house boasts both shades of blue.

Posters, helmets, framed pictures and other Seahawk memorabilia fill her home. An autographed 12th Man Seahawks flag flies out front.

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The Home Depot and Glidden Paints are licensees of NFL team colors.

The only exception: her University of Washington-themed bedroom, in honor of her son's school.

The look may seem extreme, but the single mother of two has been living and dying with the Seahawks her whole life. She grew up going to games with her grandparents, who had had season tickets since the team joined the NFL in 1976, she told news outlets.

Going Deep

So when it came time to repaint, Gwaltney said, the decor choice was a no-brainer. (As luck would have it, blue is her favorite color anyway.)

Her only concern was the neighbors.

Mack Strong + Debbie Gwaltney

Former Seahawks fullback Mack Strong joins superfan Debbie Gwaltney and her 12th Man car.

"When I had my house painted, I was scared I would upset neighbors, so I only painted my front door lime green," Gwaltney told KOMO News.

"That was until everyone begged me to paint the garage door lime green, so then I went wild and added a vinyl wrap, too!"

Now, the house has become something of a local tourist destination, with passersby stopping frequently to take pictures.

And although she had to sacrifice her season tickets to pay for her son's college tuition, she couldn't be happier.

"I had no idea," she told mynorthwest.com."This is just something my kids and I did for fun because we love the Seahawks so much and we love sports so much.

"The excitement and the enthusiasm has just been wonderful."


Tagged categories: Architectural coatings; Color; Design; Residential

Comment from Wayne Yancey, (8/8/2014, 10:34 AM)

Great job Debbie.

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