Transform your home with a Sherwin-Williams Stardew blue interior home makeover. See the stunning Before and After photos in this open home floor plan.
Interior Home Makeover
Well, friend, this post is way overdue!
Back in November, we stripped our home of its contents and welcomed in a painter to set up shop.
Prepping for well over a week…
Then spray painting our walls and trim with Sherwin William’s Stardew Blue
and Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace.
An entire interior home makeover. And we couldn’t be more thrilled with how it all turned out!
Meet our local painter, Jay of Mud, Patch, and Paint LLC.
Where We Started
For a quick recap, we got a few local estimates and were thrilled to find Jay who was both affordable and available! My overall goal for this painting project was to paint our home’s interior a light blue-gray color and to brighten up the ceilings and trim with a fresh bright white.
Wow has it been a long time since we’ve been able to find anyone available to do quality work?
How about you, are you struggling to find workers where you are?
We were quoted an approximate 3-week time frame for completion, and we planned to stay at our home in Maine while the work was being done.
Rooms to be painted included the kitchen, living room, dining room, sitting room (open floor plan), two guest bedrooms (trim and ceiling only), bathroom, and 3 hallways. We had a second project planned for the bedrooms and that included wallpapering. See it here in the 3 Wallpaper Bedroom Designs Emblematic of a Cozy Vermont Inn post.
How I Chose Sherwin-Williams Stardew
I went to work to find the perfect blue-gray paint color for our home.
Dreaming of having an interior light blue-gray color for years now,
I settled on Sherwin-Williams Stardew. A light blue, green, gray color that is both soothing and relaxing.
I must have tested over 12 different shades of blue before settling on Stardew.
I was able to get small tester paint jars to try out at home from our local hardware store for about $6.00 a jar.
It’s well worth this small investment of time and money.
I tested out all the shades of blues throughout different parts of our home.
All in different rooms and with various lighting.
Sherwin-Williams Stardew appeared to have a hint of a green undertone to me at the store and looked a bit darker than what I was looking for. But when I got it home and put it on my walls, it was such a soft and warm blue, green-gray color, I just loved it.
Sherwin Williams Stardew Blue is a soothing and tranquil shade that evokes a sense of calm and serenity. It is reminiscent of clear blue skies and peaceful waters, making it a perfect choice for creating a relaxing and inviting atmosphere in any space.
Every home is different! What looks good in one home may not look the same in yours. Testing the colors out on your own walls is key.
You may want to check out my friend Molly in Maine’s post GO WITH THE FLOW: HOW TO CHOOSE COHESIVE PAINT COLORS. Molly is my go-to person when it comes to blue paint colors!
Sherwin Williams Stardew Coordinating Colors
Next up, I chose Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace, a pure white that is known to pair well with blue paint colors.
I think my husband likes the Chantilly Lace even more than Sherwin William’s Stardew…
Our trim before Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace was Alabaster, which was on the creamy and yellow side of white. You may see more in the post, White Paint Colors for Walls.
Another white that I also like is Benjamin Moore’s, Simply White. It’s just a smidge creamier than the Chantilly Lace. We painted our walls Simply White at our Home in Maine, as the home is older and I wanted more of a vintage look on the plaster walls and ceilings. But again, it’s just a tad creamier, barely enough for you to even tell unless they are side by side.
Oh, and the trim at our home in Maine is Benjamin Moore’s Nantucket Gray in case you were wondering… See more in the Our Family Inherited Coastal Maine Home ~ Before post.
Sherwin Williams Stardew Painting Preparations
Walls & Shelving Removal
We prepared our home as best we could by removing everything off the walls and shelving. Including two shelves that hung over some windows and doors that I never cared much for. And boy did that declutter and open up this kitchen space nicely.
And we were then able to repurpose the shelving down at The Vintage Soul where my vintage window booth resides. You may see more in the post, Vintage Booth Winter Window Display.
When our painter, a one-man show, first arrived he went to work prepping the home’s entire flooring.
Did you know that only 20% of a painter’s labor is painting and the other 80% is surface preparations?
He then prepped the interior of our home by wrapping and taping up all the furniture, filling in all the holes, and sanding.
All this prep work took about one week. Spray painting takes a great deal more preparation than a roller and brush painting requires. But the time it takes to paint is greatly diminished.
The painter then started the spray painting process by painting the ceilings and trim first.
Here’s a little video of the spray painting for you, don’t get dizzy!
Here’s a similar video of the ceiling being spray painted.
And third, from when he painted the kitchen island the Sherwin Williams Stardew blue.
It then took about a day to spray paint the Sherwin Williams Stardew blue paint onto the walls and then 2 more days of touch-ups and clean up.
A big thank you to our painter, Jay Oullette of Mud, Patch, and Paint LLC for filming and taking photos of it all while we stayed out of the way in Maine, well mostly…
As I write this post in early February now, we are once again back in Maine while Jay paints our sunroom, master bathroom, and master bedroom’s trim and ceilings. The colors chosen for the sunroom will be Benjamin Moore’s Wedgewood Gray with Chantilly Lace walls and trim.
You may see this sunroom paint makeover now in the post, 4 Season Sunroom Makeover with Grand Mountain Views.
See the before and painting preparations for this sunroom project here:
3 Bedroom Wallpaper Project
Lastly, after this interior painting is finished, the 3 bedrooms will all be wallpapered (in partnership with Wallpaper Direct) with a Vermont B&B style in mind.
The wallpapering is now complete and you may see it all in the post, 3 Wallpaper Bedroom Designs Emblematic of a Cozy Vermont Inn.
Sherwin Williams Stardew | After Interior Results
Here are the first pictures taken and sent to me, unfiltered by the painter, of the Sherwin-Williams Stardew walls in our home’s interior. The lighting is always so tricky. I feel like it looks much brighter and softer in person honestly. But I wanted to share all the different color shades of this beautiful Stardew color.
Our painter described Stardew as a dependent color. The Chantilly Lace trim really brings out the blue in the Sherwin Williams Stardew and it’s much lighter during the daylight than it is in the evenings. And I love that it has different shades to it at different times of the day.
Now it’s time to pull everything back together. It’s been a slow yet steady pace. This is the fun part for me and I’ve been taking my time and enjoying the process. Another reason this post has taken me so long to write.
Truthfully, interior spray painting is a messy job. If I had known ahead of time how messy it would be, I would have planned on hiring a home cleaner to come in before returning home. There’s a lot of dust from the sanding, our interior windows all needed a good cleaning, and professional cleaners have all the necessary supplies to tackle a job like this better than I did…
Here are the first of many projects and design changes I have been working on.
Sherwin Williams Stardew Home Entryway
The Chantilly Lace is such a clean and bright white. Such a beautiful color for trim, built-in bookshelves, doors, wainscoting, hallways, and bathrooms.
Here is the Sherwin Williams Stardew matched with the Chantilly Lace on our wainscoting as you first enter the home.
This old Vermont Grocery sign is from a local country store that I found on Facebook Marketplace years back.
Built-in Bookshelves with Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace
The first space I decorated once we returned home and cleaned up, was our built-in bookshelves in the living room for the holidays. You may see more in the post, How to Decorate Bookshelves for a Vintage Christmas.
I couldn’t be happier with Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace on the built-ins. They are so bright, clean, and fresh!
During this painting project, I thrifted this vintage photo of all the Vermont high school bands at a music festival back in 1948.
I love how it stands out next to the Sherwin Williams Stardew over our French doors leading into the guest bedrooms.
You may also enjoy this 12 Table Topics with Thrifted Tea and Toast Fanfare with this table decorated in blue and white.
This inspired me to decorate our built-in bookshelves for the holidays and beyond with musical instruments, highlighting this nostalgic old photo. You may see more in the post, How to Decorate with Old Musical Instruments.
A New Perspective with Sherwin Williams Stardew
It’s amazing how a new coat of paint and emptying your entire home can give you a brand-new perspective on things. With this new viewpoint, I decided to flip two rooms, moving our sitting room into the dining room and the dining room into what was our sitting room.
I found this vintage pine table at The Sage Farms Antique Christmas pop-up while I was back in Maine. You may see more in the post, A Vintage Christmas Haul and 3 Holiday Wreaths.
And the table displayed for the holidays in the post, Cozy Winter Dining Room with Ski Lodge Decor | Get the Look.
These new sheepskins arrived from Overland creating an even more cozy vibe to this new dining room space, and I think Ella has decided to move in.
Seriously, can you believe this?
She’s so funny, the combination of the new sheepskins and decorating this room, Ella had to be right in the middle of it all…
Another project was to decorate this vintage cupboard that was now in the sitting room. You may see more in the post, How to Style a Vintage Cabinet Hutch with Wedding China in 7 Simple Steps.
And just after I finished styling it, I decided to move it into our new dining room space. This is one of the reasons it’s taken me so long to get this post out. I’m taking my time and enjoying the process.
You may also enjoy the post, Romantic Antique Table Setting with Thoughtful Design in the dining room.
DIY Dishy Kitchen Hooks
And if you have made it this far, I know you are going to love these Dishy Kitchen Hooks You Can DIY in Minutes hanging today in our kitchen.
One of my favorite recent projects.
Blue and White Platter Wall
Do you love vintage dishes and platters?
Blue and white home decor?
How about this Blue and White Asymmetrical Vintage Platter Wall?
These vintage platters over our mantel showcase Sherwin Williams Stardew walls now in our sitting room.
I still have a lot of decorating to do in the kitchen, sitting room, and living room, which I’ll be sharing right here as we move along. It’s just not quite ready for prime time just yet…
I hope you’ll join me in following along!
See how our sunroom turned out in the Vintage Decor Meets Craft Room Design post.
I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Vermont.
Be sure also to check out our Home in Coastal Maine, where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.