Do you ever just get the urge to paint your house? I get it all too often. Alex and I have been planning to paint the exterior for quite some time now—we even have our colors picked out. But right now, I’m looking at smaller projects like, “Well, maybe we should finally do that.” You guys have seen our dining room before. It’s decent, in my opinion, but my biggest regret is not painting the walls white when I moved in. I painted the lower half white but left the top half a cream color out of sheer laziness. So the other day, I was sitting on my couch, looking across the house, and I turned to Alex: “We should paint the dining room.” He didn’t jump and say, “YAY BEST IDEA EVER!” (though he maybe should?), but he agreed that maybe it was time to paint the dining room. Most of the walls in our house are white, so we both agreed we should try a much bolder color in this room.
When I realized that Valspar had created a Zero VOC* paint line, I was like, “YAY MORE COMPANIES GOING GREEN!”—because, duh, perfect timing!

I know I’ve touched on it before, but it was probably 3 or 4 years ago when I moved in here. But choosing the right paint is super important. Not just the color-choosing part (though that’s obviously super important), but also the type of paint. VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) can be dangerous. They have a negative impact on air quality and, in turn, your health. Health effects from VOCs range anywhere from allergies to headaches and in the most extreme cases cancer. They’re bad—really bad. So when you’re thinking about painting your home—especially bedrooms (but really any part of your home)—think about the type of air you want to be breathing in. Is it something toxic or something much safer? I mean, the answer is simple really.
So yeah, to see more paint companies coming around with zero VOC paint—and available for purchase at Lowe’s? Well, that’s pretty rad in my opinion. Also, in a ton of colors! When I have found zero VOC paints in the past, the selection has been very limited. But Valspar Zero VOC* paint had a TON of options! Endless options! Visit your local Lowe’s to find a color you’ll love.

We left Lowe’s with a flamingo friend and three cans of Valspar Reserve Zero VOC* paint. There were a few options, but that one was supposed to be the best—- and have the best coverage for sure. A one, *maybe* two coat business and you’re done. Sounds good to us. And the flamingo was necessary, obviously.
We’re excited! And a tad bit nervous, haha. But mostly excited! I haven’t done a bold and bright-colored wall in maybe 9 years—but we’re thinking it should come out pretty good. Any guesses on the color we chose? Can’t wait to show you!
*This product contains 0 g/L VOC as calculated within the margin of error by EPA Method 24 

*This post is sponsored by Valspar paint.
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  1. That's perfect!!! I am about to paint my bathroom I am totally going to check them out!!
    Also, shoes please yours and Marlows please, sorry if you have already tagged them.

  2. I am going to say a papaya pink with green. I am super excited to see it!!!!
    Woo hoo!
    Thank you for the heads up on the valspar paint!

  3. I'm guessing a nice Mexican style sunshine yellow. I'll look forward to seeing it! CJ xx