Somehow the nine month gestational period of human life seems to require expectant parents to paint.  Whether you’re sprucing up the nursery or putting a fresh coat on all your walls, we often find ourselves with paint smudges on our swollen bellies in those last few months. And why not?  Painting is a cheap and easy way to change a room without a huge investment.(And as authors of The Eco-nomical Baby Guide, we love simple, inexpensive solutions for baby’s room!)

But what color should we use?  Should we attempt a mural?  Will we need a nap after just a few brushstrokes?  And what about those fumes?

Not to worry!  This week’s giveaway features, Paint Style, a book that’s packed with fabulous ideas that the rest of us are too tired to come up with.  It’s put together by Benjamin Moore, the same company that creates gorgeous color palates and offers the Natura line of zero emissions paints!  My husband, an interior architect and color snob, prefers Benjamin Moore over all other paints for their rich palates and quality paints.  He was thrilled to know that they now offer their greenest paint line yet!

Benjamin Moore’s Natura paints are safe for you to use while pregnant and are shockingly fume-free.  I painted my son’s room with a  sample can and was amazed that I couldn’t detect even a whiff of chemicals.  (It has virtually no odor and zero volatile organic compounds.) We painted in the afternoon and tucked him into bed that night without a care.

One lucky reader is going to win a copy of Paint Style: The New Approach to Decorative Paint Finishes.  This Benjamin Moore  book on creative painting techniques is loaded with beautiful, vibrant ideas for bringing color into your home. The tips will be inspirational for baby’s nursery along with the rest of the rooms in your house!

Eight Ways to Enter the Giveaway

You can enter more than once! (If you’ve participated in our giveaways before, you’ll know this already).  Each way listed below gets you one entry.  All comments have to be posted BEFORE Wednesday the 12th of May to win.

Remember, leave a separate comment on this post for each entry you want.  If applicable, please leave the link to your Facebook/Twitter/Blog in the comment you leave here.

  1. Leave us a comment on this post.
  2. Visit Benjamin Moore’s website and then post a comment telling us what caught your eye!
  3. Email a friend about this giveaway.
  4. Join our Facebook fan club
  5. Link to this giveaway post on Facebook or Twitter–tell all your friends to stop by!
  6. Link to this post on your blog!
  7. Add The Eco-nomical Baby Guide to your “to read” shelf on Goodreads
  8. Does your library have copies of the Eco-nomical Baby Guide? If not,request a purchase! (Then come back and post your comment to let us know!)

***The contest ends on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010***

Winner will be randomly selected.

We will notify the winner via email. Please Note: This contest is open only to U.S. readers.   Enjoy!