This weekend hubs and I tackled a small project. In our hallway off the kitchen we have 4 big storage areas. Three of them had been converted into much needed pantry space. The 4th cabinet was left empty so it was basically a 5 foot tall by 2 feet deep cabinet for various stuff like fly swatters, a broom, curtain rods, vacuum attachments, etc. Not only was it ugly IMO it was kind of useless. We really needed the space for food so we did a quick remodel today.
After cleaning it out we painted with my absolute favorite “green” paint called C2 LoVo. It is high end, extremely luxurious, eco friendly, low VOC paint. VOC stands for volatile organic compounds. The Wiki definition tells us that VOCS have high enough vapor pressures under normal conditions to significantly vaporize and enter the atmosphere. Typical paints have high VOC levels and the noxious fumes and off gassing are a big problem.
With LoVo there are minimal VOCs in the paint and the difference can be felt the moment you take off the lid. Absolutely no paint smell. It is AMAZING. We have started painting my bedroom with this paint (pics soon) and you cannot even “smell” that we have painted. Usually the fumes would be about ready to knock us out.
LoVo has 496 premium paint colors and this paint is TOP quality. It looks like hardened silk after it dries…really beautiful. I wondered if you would sacrifice quality by reducing the VOCs but nope… this is the best paint I have ever worked with and I have painted quite a bit. I also love that it is low impact paint that releases much less ground level ozone into the atmosphere.
Soooo…after we painted the cabinent we attached some metal strips and used shelf clips to put the shelves on. We did not paint the shelves but might at some point. The unfinished look doesn’t bother me. I am happy with this quickie organizational project and we really needed the room. Here is a completed picture and a before shot.