benjamin moore natura: a giveaway

September 17, 2015

benjamin moore natura closet redux | reading my tea leaves You didn’t think I’d forgotten about you, did you? That in the midst of me reveling in the bright warm white of our freshly gussied up closet, that I’d neglected to spread the love? No, no.

In the spirit of sharing, a giveaway. While I was sprucing up our closet-turned-nursery-nook with a fresh coat of paint and a little touch of color, Benjamin Moore was preparing to give someone else a chance to put their zero-VOC Natura to good use.

One lucky Reading My Tea Leaves reader* will have the chance to win five gallons of Benjamin Moore’s Natura Paint in the colors of their choosing! Five gallons is a lot gallons. I could probably paint this apartment over five times with that many gallons. Start dreaming big, friends.
benjamin moore natura closet redux | reading my tea leaves Please follow me (readtealeaves) and benjaminmoore on Instagram. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post, complete with a way to contact you. (If the spirit moves you, I’d love to hear what kind of project you have in mind, too!). The giveaway will close at 11:59 pm on Monday, September 21, 2015. I’ll contact a randomly selected winner on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed and a winner has been selected and notified. Thanks so much for entering!

*Apologies to international readers; this giveaway is only open to folks in the US.

To read about my paint selection process, head HERE. To see the final project, head HERE.

This post was sponsored by Benjamin Moore’s Natura Paint. Reading My Tea Leaves is proudly supported by businesses striving to do better. Thanks for supporting the brands that help this blog thrive.

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  • Reply Katherine September 17, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Hi Erin, great post ๐Ÿ™‚ My name is Katherine and I can be contacted at my gmail tag, kbjones1430. I recently got engaged to my boyfriend of five years who is an Albanian living overseas. I bought us a house here in the U.S. (my first house ever, I'm 25!) and I am in the process of painting the whole place. There were smokers in the house before me, so top to bottom clean and painting are in order. Loving your blog. Cheers!

  • Reply elle September 17, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Ooh! I am buying a house this month and could very much use all 5 gallons to cover up some sad pastel walls and lime green stair treads…who paints stair treads lime green!?

    Thank you! [email protected]

  • Reply Alix September 17, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I'm in the process of painting our entire condo, so five gallons would come in quite handy! aroyenator (@)

  • Reply Emily Hill September 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Those creamy walls in our dark Brooklyn bedroom…. emilyruthhill (@) gmail!

  • Reply Colleen September 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Planning to paint our basement soon!

  • Reply Emily Crittenden September 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    My husband and I recently got married and have been living together for over a year now. We are hoping to start a family sometime in the next year, and in the interest if saving money and sanity, decided not to move out of our tiny apartment when our lease ended. It is pretty cute even if it is one bedroom. It could be made so much better with some subtle new color on the wall! ๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝ

  • Reply Elizabeth B September 17, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Benjamin Moore is the best.paint. and best color selection. We've used a lot of paint recently on our new studio, a converted barn. About to do an addition of a laundry and bathroom on our house which we bought last year so would love to use the paint for this!
    Elizabeth : [email protected]

  • Reply Emily September 17, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    We recently bought a fixer-upper, and every room in the house needs painting! The living room is orange, the dining room is currently dark red, and the upstairs bedroom is dark grey. UGH! Eager to paint it all white! I can be reached at emily.dupraz at

  • Reply Natalie September 17, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    I just rearranged my bedroom and my dressing room and would love to give them a fresh coat of paint! [email protected]

  • Reply Allison C September 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    I so need this! I just switched my sewing studio into our dark gray walled guest room and I desperately need to paint the walls a lighter color to see my work better.
    And I have a bathroom with colored paint swatches on it from 3 years ago that I didn't finish because I got pregnant and have been too busy since.
    Alibear167 at gmail

  • Reply Gabrielle Lizette September 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    5 gallons! I think I would start by remedying our boring beige bedroom and painting it a refreshing blue hue. gabrielle.lizette at gmail dot com.

  • Reply Elisabeth Springer September 17, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Such a great giveaway! I already followed you on Instagram, and I just started following Benjamin Moore too! I am moving into a new apartment next month with my boyfriend, so I would get some bright white to give the new space a clean feeling, plus maybe a crazier color for the bathroom. [email protected]

  • Reply A+PSmith September 17, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Got married, got pregnant, bought a dog, and bought a house all in the last half of 2013. We also painted the bedrooms with zero-VOC paint that year (yes while pregnant). It would be great to finally finish the rest of the house. Thank you for introducing me to Benjamin Moore's Natura. Pandawedding2013 at gmail

  • Reply Chrissy Lou September 17, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Building a tiny house on wheels with a very tiny budget! looking to save some money where ever I can
    [email protected]

  • Reply Jillian L. Schweitzer September 17, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    My husband and I want to add to our brood next year (the two legged, versus the four legged fur monsters) and we would need to convert my husband's current office to accommodate both of our office needs. We would then turn my current office into a baby landing place, so we are going to be doing a lot of painting!

    So excited for your book next year! I can be reached at [email protected]

  • Reply F September 17, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Winter project 2016 is to repaint a room maybe two if I win. My husband will be so excited (not). [email protected]

  • Reply ashley September 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! The hubs and I have slowly been reprinting the home we bought last year as we have spare pennies to pick up paint. With five gallons we could finish the hallways, dining room, and kitchen which would be amazing! ashley.luchinski at

  • Reply Maggie September 17, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I do not have instagram…so am hoping that won't hurt my chances…but I do follow your blog on fb and check in daily because I am absolutely love it and it is inspiring me to not only simplifying for to go greener…honestly if we won I think it would be to just put fresh paint on the walls in a nice neutral shade…we too are renters and will hopefully be moving out in May, but the walls show the active love of a family full of boys so really need a touching up and 5 gallons can really help with that…thanks for your awesome blog…it is such a blessing…I also plan to follow Banjamin Moore on FB since I don't do instagram…

  • Reply Alex Byer September 17, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Oh! Perfect timing! My husband and I are looking to move into a new place in November, and a fresh coat of paint would be just the thing to make our new place feel like home!

  • Reply Amy September 17, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Clean, white paint changes everything! I love what you've done with the closet, and I love your blog. I'm excited to hear about the Natura paint – I usually avoid painting because of the chemicals and the smell, but have some projects I definitely need to tackle. Followed your instagram and Benjamin Moore's! Love the blog! at

  • Reply Sarah Zappala September 17, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    My husband and I just moved, and my 8 month old son's room really, really needs new paint. It is an awful canary yellow right now. Inspired by your post, I was planning to paint his room with the fume-free Natura in the near future. I am thinking a light gray, maybe Silvery Moon. Fingers crossed! I can be reached at [email protected]

  • Reply ariana September 17, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    amazing! your little closet nook looks so lovely with fresh paint and a subtle print. I'm subletting my room right now and don't want to mess with it too much, so I'd love to put some paint to good use in an upcoming new space that I'll be sharing with my special someone… ๐Ÿ™‚
    [email protected]

  • Reply Jess Salter September 17, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    We're buying a new house and can definitely use all the paint we can get!

  • Reply chris September 17, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    I am just closing on my first house (a 225 year old farm house) and I'm going to need all the paint I can get! [email protected]

  • Reply moni.zuza September 17, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    We bought a house a few months ago and all the walls were either poo brown, navy blue, or a gross yellow beige. While I'm almost done with the first floor and second floor (using the Natura line!), I still need to repaint the basement. This would so help the reno budget to not have to buy yet more paint.

  • Reply Morgan Denno September 17, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Hi Erin, thanks so much for sharing this project! I'm a huge fan of your outlook on design, but also necessity. Everyone I know teases me for being such a minimalist, but my mom was an interior decorator, so I grew up in a household of of so many colors and just STUFF (metallic pink bathroom with zebra print accessories anyone?). Anywho, I love that this tiny closet made such a big transformation in your space. My boyfriend and I recently moved into a duplex house in Seattle and he's become transfixed with improving the space (it's an older home, it's just in need of some love) and we've been running to our local hardware store every few days for more sandpaper, more brushes, more stain, more paint. And paint can be dreadfully expensive! We would love to use this paint to improve the look and feel of our small duplex here in Seattle. If I win (I never do!) you can email me at [email protected] or on Instagram (you can follow along on our projects so far!)
    Thanks again Erin!
    Morgan Denno

  • Reply Rusthawk September 17, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Our kitchen is antiquated and after a year of looking (not looking?) at the walls I have about worked myself up to tackle it. This may just get me going! rusthawk @

  • Reply Julie Ellen September 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    How amazing – the spruce-me-up wheels are already churning…
    juliesethwedding (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply sonjelita September 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Pick me! I would love to paint our rental. sonjelita (@)

  • Reply Monique Kaput September 17, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    This would be great to honestly just repaint my apartment because it's taken a beating in the 2 years we've been here! after many a barbecue and baby shower and fitting way too many people in our tiny place… some fresh paint would be nice. ๐Ÿ™‚
    monique.kaput (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Brianna Blacklock September 17, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    AHH!! This paint is nothing short of fantastic! My parents just made the move from the East coast to the Midwest in order to be closer to my son (first grand baby!). I would love, love, love to surprise them with this giveaway! Oh, and I suppose I should also offer up a helping hand.. : ) fingers crossed brianna.marie.blacklock (at)

  • Reply Anonymous September 17, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    working on an entire rip out. small house at the Jersey Shore. Have had many discussions on what color "white" to use. your posts have really helped. [email protected]

  • Reply Emily September 17, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Your project made me think about my guestroom, which is ready for something fresh–maybe a white/green? and my kitchen cabinets, which were white when we moved in a few years ago, but now are more knocked-up and streaky-looking–they need something fresh to make them look smiley again. I could even repaint my baseboards (maybe that's really taking on more than I can swallow…) ๐Ÿ™‚
    [email protected]

  • Reply Emily C September 17, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I love how the closet turned out! We'd definitely make good use of the paint – we moved into our home 2 years ago and still haven't repainted most of the downstairs or our bedroom, somehow! 5 gallons of zero-VOC paint would be great motivation (and I'm pregnant, so I'd still be able to help, too!!) My email is emily.e.connelly at
    Thank you!

  • Reply Anna Kristina Scherling September 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Like several other commenters, my husband and I recently purchased a condo, and the whole thing could use a fresh coat of paint. That five gallons would be help put a dent in our goal to paint all the things! annakristina28(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Anonymous September 17, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    We're buying a new house and want to make it our own. – Kim J. kim451451 (at) gmail (dot) com.

  • Reply Gert Bert September 17, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    We just moved into a small two bedroom and painted the entire house in BM simply white. Love it, the perfect shade of white. Now we want to paint the kitchen cabinets so I could use a few gallons.

  • Reply Meghan S September 17, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    We are first time home buyers and just bought a tiny little house in Seattle! We get our keys next Friday and project #1 is to remove the popcorn ceiling and paint! We can't wait to finaly have a place to make a home of our own. This paint would be a huge help in kicking off the next step in our lives! – spence(dot)meghan(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Katherine Stookesberry September 17, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    We just moved for the 4th time in two years and are destined to stay in this place for at least a few+ years! The lofted condo is absolutely gorgeous, but a little dated… including the kitchen and bathrooms which are desperately in need of some paint. [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 17, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    I would love to win this paint! I love to do my own painting and I am looking to freshen up the paint in both my dining room and my son's room.

  • Reply Ali news September 17, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Love their paint. My whole house needs a refresh, new paint would be wonderful

  • Reply Unknown September 17, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I need to paint furniture for my baby's room! I'd LOVE to win this! What a great giveaway! Sweetshop777(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Carisa Deegan September 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    We're planning on re-painting our whole condo soon! I'm in major nesting mode for our baby due December 2nd, and Natura paints would be fabulous!! ๐Ÿ™‚ [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 17, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Well, we moved into our house 3 years ago and STILL have the ugly, yellowy, beige walls that came with the house! I've been dreaming of Ben Moore's Simply White everywhere! And I've had my eye on Tarrytown Green for the bathroom. Ahhh, would be lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ And the Natura line…love it!

  • Reply Cara September 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    My husband and I already had been playing on the Benjamin Moore color gallery the past couple of week to get inspiration for our new home as we're (fingers crossed) hoping to close soon on an apartment in Carroll Gardens. Natura paint would be an awesome way to go. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    [email protected]

  • Reply Erin September 17, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Amazing what some paint can do! Nice job, Erin!
    We're planning to re-paint the ugly knotty pine panelling in our family room. I think some white paint would totally transform the space. But it's gonna take A LOT of paint to coat it and we definitely want to use the zero-VOC line. Benjamin Moore has been our go-to for years. berrie7 (at) aol (dot) com.

  • Reply Mrs. White September 17, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    We just bought a 1940 stone cottage (it came with a name and cast iron plaque on the front door: Stonehaven!) here in Knoxville and already, the dining room wall has leaves of paint swatches taped up. Blue Echo? Dior Gray? My beloved North Sea? Or maybe some shade of pink…

  • Reply Mrs. White September 17, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    We just bought a 1940 stone cottage (it came with a name and cast iron plaque on the front door: Stonehaven!) here in Knoxville and already, the dining room wall has leaves of paint swatches taped up. Blue Echo? Dior Gray? My beloved North Sea? Or maybe some shade of pink…

  • Reply Aja Lake September 17, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Sprucing up our 1880s Florida farmhouse! (ajalake at gmail)

  • Reply Amy K September 17, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Oh boy. This post came just as my guy is putting in an offer on his first house! The walls are a terrible bright blue and they need some neutrals badly. This would be perfect! (You know how expensive paint can get.)

  • Reply nadianguyen September 17, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    We have been desperate to brighten up our standard rental apartment beige walls with some crisp white! And maybe if we're feeling bold, a moody navy blue for the living room. nadia.nguyen [at] gmail

  • Reply Jessica September 17, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    itching to give the master and my daughter's bedroom a refresh! jhuester at

  • Reply Anonymous September 17, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Oh I love this space! We are currently repairing our roof and upon completion will be ready to PAINT! It has been 2 long years and I am so super excited to make our home "ours"! Thank you for the opportunity. Email: Carmilla 4 jm (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Susie Rawlins September 17, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I would love to redo the three bedrooms in my house – our master, the nursery and our guest room. Thank you so much for offering giveaways with your partners!!! email: ssusieqq (at) yahoo (dot) com.

  • Reply Raquelita September 17, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. What a fabulous giveaway! I've always loved their beautiful colors. I'd love to redo my sons' bedroom!

    [email protected]

  • Reply Marika September 17, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    We need to paint our kitchen (hasn't been done in quite a while, I love the greyish of your stencil) and the ceiling in our bedroom (walls where done by the previous tenants, but they left the ceiling that probably hasn't been painting in 20 years!)
    marika.zimmerly at gmail

  • Reply Anonymous September 17, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    I'm repainting my den/office this fall, so this would be such a treat. Currently it has pinkish-brown walls and pale yellow trim. How anyone can pick clashing tans and neutrals is a mystery, but my cottage's previous owner had a certain genius for it. — Kate ( katavya (at) yahoo)

  • Reply Mara Campbell September 17, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Our new house has a basement that is the main hang out area for our growing brood of boys. Unfortunately, it's rather basement-y down there. With a brutally cold North Dakota winter upon us, I'd love to paint the space in natural, soothing colors so that we can gather as a family and feel enwrapped and warm, regardless of the temps outside.

    [email protected]

  • Reply kreutzerinc September 17, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    My little ones need a fresh coat of paint in their tooms and this would be the motivation I need!
    bridgitkreutzer (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply C&JJohnson September 17, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    We are getting ready to paint the nursery and my boys' bathroom could use a coat or two as well!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Anna September 17, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Baby on the way, and two ugly bathrooms in dire need of making over. What a timely giveaway. Thanks! [email protected]

  • Reply Angela September 17, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Just in time for Baby 2's nursery! Fingers crossed!

  • Reply Clean September 17, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    We just bought our first house and are moving in this weekend! The walls are all white, which I realize you would love but I can't do it…I need some color! ETA cpross716(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Kate Trayna September 17, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    I've been dying to paint our master bedroom navy. This would be perfect!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Heather September 17, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I could also probably paint our apartment 5 times over with that much paint, but trust me, it could use a fresh coat, or five!


  • Reply Unknown September 17, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    This would be the kick in the pants I need to repaint our living room and hallways
    drlbennett at gmail dot com

  • Reply Martine Simonis September 17, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    In need of a fresh new look!

  • Reply Kelly Alberts September 17, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    We just bought a house and need to re-paint the whole thing! Would love to win!!

  • Reply Nathan Middlebrook September 17, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    We're closing on a new home soon that needs fresh… everything. ๐Ÿ™‚ But definitely paint! With two one-year-olds running around, I'd love to try a paint like this, sans smell. jordanmiddle (at)

  • Reply Trish Austin September 17, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Ironically my project is for our newest addition, Elias, born in April. We live in a rental and have permission to paint his room. It is a pepto pink color and would like to take it in a more neutral direction. The eco friendly nature of this line is kismet.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Molly B September 17, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Amazing giveaway! I would love to paint the bathrooms in my rental… they're the darkest, dreariest little places, that I happen to spend so much time in! mollyrosebruno at gmail dot com

  • Reply Robyn Thorson September 17, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I would love to win some paint to redo the trim in our house. I'm thinking a softer white would look nice!

  • Reply Kate C September 17, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    FIVE whole gallons?? Yes please! I would love to paint our entire house white!


  • Reply Kristie Smith September 17, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    I've been wanting to repaint our ceilings since we moved in a year and a half ago. This would definitely cover it ๐Ÿ™‚

    [email protected]

  • Reply Madeleine September 17, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Five gallons! What a generous giveaway! I have a spare bedroom and bathroom that need some love…but with five gallons, I'm thinking I would give a few additional rooms a makeover while I was at it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Christine September 17, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Whoa! Contact is christinemanganaro at gmail dot com

    I moved into my boyfriend's house over a year ago and a touch that needs to happen for this to be our space is an update to the paint in the kitchen and dining room especially, but also in the stairwell and bedroom. I haven't been actively shopping for paint because finding ones without harmful fumes feels like a bigger research project than I can do right now, but this! Natura! My problems solved. And the color options are dreamy. Thanks.

  • Reply Sonya September 17, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    What a great giveaway, I have some used furniture I would love to spruce up with a fresh coat of paint. I also think my bathroom could use a new paint job.

  • Reply Laurie September 17, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I have plans to paint my son's bedroom and the guest room next month. I'd love to do my bedroom too (and the living room, and the kitchen…)!

  • Reply Jessica Brown September 17, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Love to freshen up my house before we put it up for sale.

  • Reply Lindsay Peterson September 17, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    We're about to move into a new apartment โ€” I love this project and the paint choices. Would love to do something similar! [email protected]

  • Reply Jana ! September 17, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    My house is in much need of a paint refresh ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Tina C. September 17, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! Our whole house needs new paint, but I'd love to give bathroom a refresh (we painted the bathroom white, but the previous owners blue, two different shades of purple, and yellow are peeking through) and maybe even our bedroom or livingroom!
    tinaotherworld (at) yahoo (dot com)

  • Reply Claire September 17, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    How lovely! I'd like to repaint my upstairs hallway and bathroom. clairefstar(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Heather September 17, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I would love to paint my bedroom and my girls' room! I can be contacted at:

  • Reply Miss Reichl September 17, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Perfect! I need to tear down 100 year old wallpaper from all of my closets & repaint them, so this would be perfect! [email protected]

  • Reply Kirsten September 17, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Oh I have been dying to repaint our apartment's baby blue and lavender walls! [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 17, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Heather and my email is [email protected]. Project is painting wood paneling white – it's going to take a lot of paint. Thanks Erin!

  • Reply janet in ft worth September 17, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Even though we're about to remodel our kitchen and will be painting the walls a different color, if I won, I'd more than likely let my daughter have the paint. She and her family moved into a new-to-them home back in January, and so far have only been able to have the main rooms and my granddaughter's room repainted. The previous owner's taste ran to shades of mustard, ketchup and burnt orange, while my daughter's leans toward cool grays and greens.

    They are expecting a baby boy in December, so it would be wonderful to be able to repaint the nursery in such a beautiful no-VOC paint, as well as painting the master bedroom and bath in colors that they will love.

  • Reply ~Heather September 17, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Our kitchen is in desperate need of painting and we hope to do it before winter sets in. Right now it's a custard yellow, but with a layer of grease adhered dust. Blech!

  • Reply Anonymous September 17, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I'm itching to paint my entire living/dining/kitchen/hall area, which is now boring beige. I'd like to freshen and lighten it up. [email protected]

  • Reply Caitlin | Our Natural Heritage September 18, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Thank you! We've been dying to refresh our tiny house – paint our little den, bedroom and living room. I really love the stencil you chose! It looks wonderful!

  • Reply Rubi R. September 18, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Hi my name is Rubi. My family and I are planning on moving soon. It'd be great to actually win something for all of us. You can contact me at [email protected]

  • Reply Emma G September 18, 2015 at 1:35 am

    I'd love to paint my first home, purchased recently! contact [email protected]

  • Reply amy September 18, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Painting our new home in the burbs. Amy.bendell at gmail

  • Reply Becky Bertini September 18, 2015 at 2:07 am

    I would paint the kid's room. My 2 just moved in to a room together and are so excited! beckybertini @ gmail

  • Reply L M N September 18, 2015 at 2:42 am

    New paint would feel so clean! lindseynewton1 AT gmail DOT com

  • Reply Amy September 18, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Moved into our house almost 4 years ago and still living with builder grade white flat paint which gets scuff marks if you accidently brush your bag against the wall. Constantly taking a magic eraser to our entrance area! I'm Amy and can be reached at [email protected]. Five gallons would let me go paint crazy!

  • Reply Unknown September 18, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Ooh, I'd love to paint our bedroom and basement with that amazing paint! Thanks for the chance to win. [email protected]

  • Reply JAG September 18, 2015 at 3:52 am

    I would definitely need to pick a color for the hallway (nine months and counting). I've been searching for the perfect pale blue-gray and had just put your stencil color on the list for the next round of test swatches. Five gallons is enough I might have to pick a color for the living room, too!

  • Reply findinglagom September 18, 2015 at 5:42 am

    We just spent the past 8 (!!) years finishing our basement – doing all the work ourselves due to financial constraints and it's FINALLY done despite a few finishing touches – namely, paint! It's a fairly large space, so 5 gallons should just about do the trick. I love the white color you chose, and think I would do something similar, maybe with a couple accents walls in a complimentary shade. You can reach me at [email protected].

  • Reply thefolia September 18, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Cheers to dreaming big and to Natura. I love dark and inky colors and there is always something in my nest to work on. Happy Nesting. Email or catch me on my blog.

  • Reply โ™กโ™ฅโ™ฌ Carolsue โ™กโ™ฅโ™ฌ September 18, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Thanks for a great giveaway! We are in the process of remodeling our bathrooms, so this would be perfect. One will will a light green and the other a light blue!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • Reply Anonymous September 18, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Just moved back to the US from overseas, am eager to paint the too-dark interior of my new digs. I'd also like to try my hand at painting furniture. I love the way your dark dresser came out. Thanks for the change to win! [email protected]

  • Reply Jessica September 18, 2015 at 10:42 am

    We are removing wallpaper in our dining room and looking forward to the fresh coats of paint that will replace it. Next : kids' rooms! [email protected]

  • Reply Julie Horowitz September 18, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I'm in ๐Ÿ™‚ My husband and I moved into our house two years ago, and while all the walls are white, they are in definite need of sprucing. Thanks for the giveaway! [email protected]

  • Reply F. September 18, 2015 at 11:11 am

    I've been waiting to paint my whole condo. freyasachs @ gmail . com

  • Reply rejoicinghills September 18, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I'd love to repaint my girls' room and I'm all about zero-VOC! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Ursula September 18, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    My husband and I rent a little house in CT, and we're expecting a baby girl in November! I would love to repaint our bedroom a crisp, clean white to keep things bright and cheerful as we prepare to hunker down for winter. (PS: I'd happily share the giveaway as we probably only need 2 gallons…) ursulacary at gmail dot com

  • Reply Kris Vogelsang September 18, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I need to move out of 'beige town'! Some color in my foyer, mud room, family room and kitchen please!!

  • Reply Fia Alvarez September 18, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    My husband and I just moved into and are renovating an older loft – we're going to need a lot of paint!

  • Reply Grace September 18, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    What a sweet, refreshed closet space! We're expecting our first — a girl! — in January and need some of that refreshing ourselves. We've picked up some used furniture along the way and would love to spruce it up and ready it for her arrival. grace.claus (at) gmail (dot) com.

    GraceWhat a sweet, refreshed closet space! We're expecting our first — a girl! — in January and need some of that refreshing ourselves. We've picked up some used furniture along the way and would love to spruce it up and ready it for her arrival. grace.claus (at) gmail (dot) com.

  • Reply Emily Kathryn Winship{either/Or} September 18, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I love the way your stencil turned out! The color is perfect.
    I'm a new reader, and spent last weekend reading so much of your back-log. So, so good!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas, they're so inspiring!

  • Reply R September 18, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Erin, your blog enriches my life, brightens my day and inspires me to live fuller and more simply. I am cohabitating for the first time in my not so young life and have been a loyal Benjamin Moore customer since I picked up my first paintbrush in middle school (yup, I wanted pink walls in the 80's). Whether I win this contest or not, Natura will be the paint of choice for our first space together and it's no small miracle that we have actually agreed on a color palate ๐Ÿ™‚ Can't wait for your book!! [email protected]

  • Reply Emily Veys September 18, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    My husband and I just moved into our new house in May. We have been doing small updates, but 5 gallons of paint would really get us moving to spruce up our much-loved fixer upper! [email protected]

  • Reply Norma September 18, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I already follow you on IG and now I do for BM. Nothing exciting but I need to paint our ceilings. Maybe the living room if I have enough paint. โ˜บ sixaguilarsatgmaildotcom

  • Reply Anonymous September 18, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    refreshing. Nancy Durborow [email protected]

  • Reply Unknown September 18, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    We just bought a 1920's house that needs to be freshened up and loved! I've been looking for a natural paint so your closet post, and this giveaway, are serendipitous! [email protected]

  • Reply Unknown September 18, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    We just bought a 1920's house that needs to be freshened up and loved! I've been looking for a natural paint so your closet post, and this giveaway, are serendipitous! [email protected]

  • Reply Jessica September 18, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Pink 1960s bathroom, I have my eye on you….

    jesshaile at gmail dot com

  • Reply Rachel Banning September 18, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Absolutely love what you did with that closet space – my 600sq ft apartment could really use some lovin'! Thanks, Erin, for being a constant source of inspiration!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Sara Cenci September 18, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Would love to win this! I would use it for our kitchen walls where I have some plant projects ๐Ÿ™‚ You can contact me at [email protected]. Thanks!

  • Reply Vanessa September 18, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Gorgeous results Erin! My guy and I have finally set a closing date set for a short sale house we have been trying to buy since (not kidding) January. It is a beautiful structure but has been vacant &/or lived in by squatters for the last 7 years so we'll have to do a complete gut and remodel. Low-VOC paint is just one of the things on a very long list of stuff we'll have to buy; it would be so great to make a dent in that list by winning this giveaway!

  • Reply Merry Cooper September 18, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    What an awesome giveaway. Would love to refurbish some old furniture fora a DIY addition to my living room.

  • Reply Anonymous September 18, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    That looks beautiful! I would love to win this giveaway. My condo is in desperate need of a new paint job. [email protected]

  • Reply kate randolph September 18, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    My boyfriend is painting our kitchen and one other room in our house for my birthday in a few weeks. They are currently painted school bus yellow!!! Would love to win some paint for this project! [email protected]

  • Reply Kaitlyn Burns September 18, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    After whitewashing all of our floors, we're onto re-painting the downstairs of our house. Excited to figure out a simple color scheme! burnskai[at]

  • Reply Brittany Wesely September 18, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    We used Benjamin Moore Natura when we remodeled our current home and loved it. At the end of this month, we're moving to a new home and would love to be able to give the space a fresh, clean coat of beautiful paint.
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway, Erin. I can be reached at (brittanywesely [at] gmail [dot] com).

  • Reply Caitlin Jennings September 18, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    We just moved to a small cottage in California that is in desperate need of fresh paint in! I would love to use Benjamin Moore's Natura line for it, especially that just-there blue you stenciled with. My email address is [email protected]

  • Reply Erin September 18, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I would love to give our bedroom some love! It has been neglected with bigger projects on our renovation list. My email address is [email protected] Thanks!

  • Reply robin September 18, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    My husband and I just picked out colors for our living room/kitchen. Would love to win the giveaway!

    [email protected]

  • Reply Carol Ann September 18, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    I almost didn't enter this, because we repainted a few years ago, but I think a good rich vanilla white would make my redecorated house sparkle!

    Thanks for this opportunity!
    My email is [email protected]

  • Reply CMGreen September 18, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I'm a 70 year old who impulsively bought her first house two years ago. And it's not just any house, but one built in 1885 (rare in California), 2 tall stories high, alongside the mighty Sacramento River with endless fix-it projects inside and out. It's a huge preservation & restoration job that will take me the last few decades of my life. Much has been done, much remains to tackle. I really love this place and its history.

    My next job is to paint the kitchen – starting with the glossy yellowed cabinets. Winning five gallons of Sherwin Williams Natura paint would be a dream come true.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Jen Marie September 18, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Oh goodness…I keep having to revise. Forgot my contact info. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Two years ago, as a single 41 year old woman, I bought my first home. Huge!!! Since that time, I've been trying to get my space right, doing it all myself, and your blog has REALLY been influential in that journey. Warmth, light, earthiness…these are qualities I want to bring into my space. I'd LOVE to try out the Benjamin Moore Natura paint, in that process!

    Thank you for the inspiration, Erin…your blog (minimalism!) has been life changing, and I couldn't be more grateful.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Nicole Van Abel September 18, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you so much for your beautiful blog. You are such an inspriation with your style and your commitment to a simplified lifestyle. We are painting our living room a simple white color and would love to try the Natura paint as we have a new little baby in our home. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog posts- I have spent many a sleepless night reading them as I breastfeed! You can contact me at [email protected]. Thank you.

  • Reply Katharine Paljug September 18, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Such perfect timing! Moving into a brand new (to us) tiny rental apartment on October 1st, and as you know, a little paint goes a long way, especially in a rental!

    kay.paljug (at)

  • Reply D Johnson September 18, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    This looks great! I would love to update my kitchen. It's needs some new paint, badly.

  • Reply peacock September 18, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Would love to paint my living room! Right now its just bare plaster on the walls!

  • Reply Amanda September 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    We desperately need to paint the kitchen and bathroom, which have non-matching random white paint where some repairs were done. But we haven't decided on colors yet! We're getting closer to one for the kitchen…inspired by photos of Julia Child's Cambridge kitchen, we're thinking light blue with a hint of green. Thanks for the giveaway; I'm at missionamanda at gmail dot com.

  • Reply Anonymous September 18, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    What a wonderful project! With 5 gallons of paint I would be able to paint many a room in my condo. We have the dingy watered down white that really could use a spruce up of quality paint! I follow you and now benjaminmoore on instagram. My contact info is [email protected] (instagram:henrycami)

  • Reply Anonymous September 18, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    We love Natura paint. It's all we've been using to update the walls of our recently purchased 1920 home. It would be great to have a few more gallons to finish up the last room and to paint our mis-matched dining room chairs and a new to us dresser/soon to be changing table! [email protected]

  • Reply Meghan Cass September 18, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Hi Erin! My husband and I are planning to paint our apartment in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn this fall! We lived together in a tiny studio for almost 3 years before moving here, and are so happy to have a separate living and bedroom. (Guessing you can relate!) I can be reached at [email protected]

  • Reply Susan Yaworsky September 18, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I am a recent empty-nester and taking back the best bedroom in my house. After the demolition, renovation and spackling, we are going to need some paint! I love your blog even though we are decades apart in age. E-mail me at [email protected]

  • Reply Tenaya Cano September 19, 2015 at 1:58 am

    I am pregnant with my 5th baby and we just moved into our dream home last year. So our bedroom is, of course, the last to be be "fixed up". We are going to share our large bedroom with the new babe. So a nursery/master bedroom. You can email me at [email protected] ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Cindy September 19, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Our kitchen and dining room is next on the remodeling list. We plan to paint the existing cabinets and walls, replace the countertops, flooring, and update the appliances. I can hardly wait to get started! Many thanks to you and Benjamin Moore for offering such a wonderful giveaway. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Reply Helen C. September 19, 2015 at 4:04 am

    We are getting ready to turn a little attic space into a bed room for our daughter- who is now a big sister. Her brother currently sleeps in a corner of Mama and Dada's room- but as he gets closer to one, it's time to do some room switching, so we are getting creative with our spaces!

    • Reply Helen C. September 19, 2015 at 4:05 am

      hopefully adding contact info won't make this count as two entries: miss(dot)campbell(at)

  • Reply f4bf8b60-5e83-11e5-b351-13b0a07adace September 19, 2015 at 4:07 am

    Our bedroom hasn't been touched since we bought the house! I absolutely adore what you did with the stencil.

    [email protected]

  • Reply amynicole September 19, 2015 at 6:47 am

    I loooooooove this!!! You have such a classic, non trendy, sense of style and direction. It's so refreshing! Such a breath of fresh air! We just bought a home (!!!!!) and it's a real intense fixer upper! So I have lots of projects. Too many projects, it's overwhelming!

    [email protected]

  • Reply Meg S September 19, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I would love to paint my bedroom. We're in a blah blah blah apartment that could desperately use a new coat of paint!

  • Reply Allie Finch September 19, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    I've been wanting to paint a ceiling in our entry stairway. I love the stencil-ing you've done here. I'm tempted to try that

    admangum AT gmail DOT com

  • Reply sonya September 19, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Yes! I'm in the midst of a Fall cleaning (which feels just as renewing as a Spring cleaning) and preparing to give my apt. a fresh coat of paint on walls and ceilings. 5 gallons of Natura would be perfect! Your changing area looks lovely, the warmer tone is fresh. civitavecchio (at) earthlink (dot) net

  • Reply anjanette delgado September 19, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Hi. My name is Anja. [email protected]. After two novels written in between children and life and school, have just quit my job to write full-time. With more time to look at walls that don't pop… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Anne September 19, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Just moved into a new home with a baby on the way…would love to paint the baby's room! annehenrycash AT gmail DOT com

  • Reply Tori September 19, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    We've been in our fixer upper for a year now and only have about half of the interior painted. The real reason it isn't done is because we had a baby! Found out I was pregnant the week we closed on the house. The second reason is paint! LOVE Benjamin Moore's colors and quality but can't always justify the price when we have so much wall to cover. Thanks for the opportunity! [email protected]

  • Reply Megan Garcia September 19, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Water pipe snafu a couple weeks ago means that our place will be getting a fresh coat of paint. I was in the market for a safe baby-friendly paint when I read your initial post and had already planned on buying Benjamin Moore. Hook a sister up! — [email protected]

  • Reply Lauren Sacha September 19, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    I'm looking to paint my tiiiiny living room (I'm not even sure I can justify calling it its own room). What better way to define a space (or create a definition between spaces)?

  • Reply Lauren McGinnis September 20, 2015 at 1:26 am

    What a great giveaway! I've been wanting to paint the dreadful blue walls in our place.

  • Reply Sophie September 20, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Allergy free paint?! I am so happy to find this product and have the room picked out. Yay! santosbarely [at] h o t m a i l

  • Reply Kathy E. September 20, 2015 at 2:35 am

    5 gallons of paint would cover a lot of walls! First on my list would be my newly emptied bedroom upstairs. Since my daughter moved out, it needs some freshening up. It's now a deep red and I'd love to bring it back to life with some neutral color!

  • Reply Ashley Kolpak September 20, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Follow both on instagram as @aktheartist63 and if I won I would repaint the basement!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 20, 2015 at 5:31 am

    We would finally paint our upstairs bedrooms!

  • Reply MK September 20, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    If I won, I would paint my family room. It's the room I spend the most time in so a warmer color would be lovely!

  • Reply Melissa September 20, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    we just bought our first house and are slowly making our way through painting away the "real estate beige". it's an old house, but the sellers painted the entire house beige right before selling to "make it more appealing". sigh. fingers crossed! gmail: melissa.sevoian

  • Reply Kayleigh September 20, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    We are in the process of looking for a home and this would help! I love what you did to the nursery nook and the color! Beautiful! ([email protected])

  • Reply Unknown September 20, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    about to close (fingers crossed!) on our first ever home and 5 gallons would go a long way towards making it the calming, cozy little spot I'm envisioning it as. contact info: brigid.a.donahue at gmail dot com (instagram = @brig.d)

  • Reply mamawolf September 20, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    this humid summer has been horrible for my walls, they could definitely use a new fresh coat!

    [email protected]

  • Reply Emelie September 21, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Moved cross-country from a tiny Manhattan apartment to a tiny San Diego apartment next year, and still anxious to repaint a good chunk of our furniture a clean, new white (Simply White, perhaps?). Would love to do this in a tiny space with a safer and less smelly paint! [email protected].

  • Reply nyclilsmartass September 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    We have lived in the same apartment for 3 years and I have been dying to give the place a little uplift by painting the walls and maybe investing in some new artwork. This would be a great start! Thanks for the opportunity. I could be best reached at [email protected]

  • Reply Brooklyn September 21, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    we just bought a fixer upper and could definitely use a face lift! [email protected]

  • Reply charlottelst September 21, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I'd love to use the paint in a couple of rooms that could use a bit of sprucing. charlottelst (at) me (dot) com

  • Reply 1froglegs September 21, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    We have a spare bedroom on our house that we are going to convert into a playroom for our kids. Painting is the first and most important step in that process. [email protected]

  • Reply Sara September 21, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    i would love to paint my daughters room and our bathroom with this paint! contact at zaya bijoux at g mail dot com

  • Reply Krissy Smith September 21, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    We just bought our first house and it looks like The Joker chose the wall colors! It's literally purple and yellow with emerald green trim! It could really use a coat of fresh (un-demonic) paint.
    shesgotmoxie(at)gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Linda September 21, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    I would love to paint my living room, but with a newborn at home the fumes would be too much so we have been putting it off! Would love to win so I can get going on this large project! linda.m.pinto(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Annie September 22, 2015 at 1:39 am

    So glad to be introduced to Natura! My husband and I are (fingers crossed!) a few weeks from closing on our first home together and the entire house will need a fresh coat. Thank you for the generous chance – I can be reached at anniebinning at gmail.

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