A big thanks to Valspar Paint for sponsoring this post.
After months of searching for the perfect “big girl” bed and bedding, Sissy recently moved into her new room. She’s settled in nicely, and I love how the furniture works in the room, but months later we still haven’t gotten around to painting her walls. They’re sad and plain walls, with big holes left over from the board that used to hang in the room. But we are finally fixing that problem!
When choosing paint for our house, we have always selected Zero VOC* paint. VOCs (volatile organic compounds) can negatively impact indoor air quality — both when painting and for years afterwards — by emitting a low level of chemicals into the air. Between my asthma my constant efforts to select the most green products for use around my children, this has been a sticking point with me for years.
It used to be harder to find high-quality zero VOC* paint, but technology has come a long way and now you can easily buy high-quality paint with zero VOC. Recently, Valspar announced the first complete line of Valspar Zero VOC* interior paints. So now when choosing Valspar paint, all choices are Zero VOC* — not just the most expensive paint. The new line of Valspar Zero VOC* paint is sold exclusively at Lowe’s, so off to Lowe’s to pick the perfect color we went.
Taking inspiration from her bedding, we decided to choose a teal color — but what shade? I have to admit that choosing the perfect paint shade is always a dizzying task for me. Once we narrowed it to three shades, we picked up samples to try out.
You guys, I was super excited to see flyers advertising Valspar’s Perfect Color Guarantee. If you don’t love your color, you can get a new color for free! Valspar, this makes me so happy! Visit your local Lowe’s to find a color you’ll love.
Mom Tip – Lowe’s offers a product called Spot On that includes three clear decals, three mini rollers, 3 paint trays and coupons for $5 off any gallon of paint and a coupon for a free paint sample. Priced under $15, the coupons help this tool nearly pay for itself. And it is perfect for picking the perfect color.
With samples in hand, we returned home to choose a color. After much debate, we selected the middle color (ocean breeze).
Next week, we will paint the walls and transform her new bedroom. I can’t wait to see the final product, and I will share it with you soon.
Valspar helps you breathe easy.
*This product contains 0 g/L VOC as calculated within the margin of error by EPA Method 24