Design Life: Sarah’s Island 2.0: Team Optimist (Ep. 15)

Design Life: Sarah’s Island 2.0: Team Optimist (Ep. 15)


It’s a beautiful morning on the island.
Summer has finally really kicked in. It is still, it is calm, it is gonna be a
hot one! And as always we are racing against the
clock here. Just like every project, you plan and plan and plan and you try and
get everything to align perfectly, does it ever? Not exactly! So, we have the
painting on the interior is done, that’s amazing. All of the existing interior
rooms are ready to accept furniture. We have the vanity in in the bathroom, we
have another vanity that still needs to go in and we’ve sort of reached an
exciting phase. On the outside and in the porch we’ve had a few setbacks. We’re a
bit behind, the fireplace went in yesterday and that’s awesome, but we
still have to clad the entire porch, then we have to do all the paneling inside
that all has to be painted and guess what? All the furniture is showing up
today! So, we have stuff that we need to get out
of the cottage still and all the new stuff coming in.
We are about 10 minutes away – I’m going to meet the truck. There’s a lot of stuff coming so, I’m one
part “Yes!” and one part “Ohhh what’s gonna happen next?”
Everybody’s here working their hardest, we’re gonna do our best!
We’re gunna see what happens today. I’m Sarah and every day my life revolves
around design. This is my journal of what’s happening right now in my world as a
creator, an entrepreneur, a partner and a mom and I’m sharing it with you, so let’s
go! Today is another chapter in my design life.
Alex: Alright so, we’ve just arrived at
the marina and about to load the boats with basically everything that’s in here
and I gotta tell you there’s a lot of stuff! So how full is this moving van?
– ahh top to bottom!
Alex: Oh ya no problem, uhh moving van versus boats. I believe this should be easy.
Sarah: I didn’t say this was going to be easy. Alex: It’s an adventure with Sarah!
Sarah: Huge amount of stuff. Right
now I’m really glad that it’s gorgeous weather and it’s dead calm because we’re
gonna have to leave most of this stuff outside as I figure out how to get more
stuff out of the inside of the cottage. That’s when I arrange and re-design. Nice custom furniture?
Alex: Yep! Sarah: In case you’re wondering and thinking
well okay so if you’re not ready why would you bring stuff to the island?
Because, everything I’ve organized was made in the city, I had four different
work rooms working on furniture, I had marble cut… Hot summer day, slippery hands, how much does the marble weigh boys? And Jeff’s carrying it with one hand? Are
you showing off Jeff? – And then we set a day for the delivery to happen and
Dillon and Lance our delivery guys had to drive around the city and do multiple
pickups, once that’s complete I can’t just say, “ah you know what? We’re gonna
take another week!” Can’t do that. We’re approaching the time of summer shutdown
for a lot of these companies so, we ordered it, we asked for a delivery date,
that delivery date came, we had to pick it up and we had to get it out of there.
So now, it’s right here. Ready or not here it comes!
These boats are getting very very full. Hey gorgeous turtle!
Some people will spend today swimming, not us.
Here’s what’s happening here, we got two boats I’d say they’re pretty heavily
loaded.
Alex: I’ve always wanted a boat Sarah: Well now you got one! Oh now we’re gonna
put on a vanity top, marble top with the sink top. Today is definitely the day
for this t-shirt, team optimist! It’s the only way to go. Definitely I’m going to
admit here the cottage is not ready, however – oh gosh
Dillon nearly fell in the boat with marble! Never a dull moment,
Alex is carrying some marble shelves… Poor guy has no idea, he has no idea what
I’ve ordered, no idea what this place is going to look like. So, hopefully he’s gonna like it when we’re done. Wish me luck! Okay! Boat one successfully made it to
the cottage. Now we unload and do it all over again.
Alex: Where’s the snake? Wanna
help unload the boat? We could do with some slithery help! Sure we do… all right. Sarah: Careful of the water line. I gotta
just catch my breath for a second here AY.
Alex: Are we clear to get in there?
Sarah: I don’t know maybe we should just set it down here and go back and get the rest of stuff.
Alex: Let’s get it in the door at least. Sarah: It’s total chaos but this is so exciting because Briana and I are about to set up our very first room from scratch. We’ve
just built the bed, this mattress came in a box and it feels like it’s pretty
comfortable and we’re finally gonna set this room up the way it was originally
intended. I have to admit when we built this cabin my plan was always the bed
would go under the window. I ordered a four poster bed and I had some really
great side tables – And they didn’t fit – So, it always looked out over your feet to the water instead.
So now, we’re gonna try and do this again the way I planned originally. Shall we do
it? Let’s do it, come on! Alex: Looks great!
Sarah: Oh my gosh the boats rocking, the waves are coming in to the harbor and I’m
about to fall out of the boat! Brie, can you take that end?
Brie: Yep! Sarah: The headboard I think it’s gonna Nestle right underneath this window – uhh it’s going to be so pretty! You know what today is? Today is the most beautiful day of the summer so far and while I would love to be swimming around on the water
is just so thrilling for me to getting this done. It’s the best.
Brie: Okay!
Sarah: Now I hope it fits. Look at this, oh that fits! Look at how nice the height of the bedside table is to the height of the
mattress. This is something I always like bedside table it matters it about the
same height! It’s really working for me. Okay let’s see
what’s happening on the second floor! And this is our countertop –
Chris: The Powder room Vanity!
Sarah: Awesome! and you’ll see, in case anybody was worried, red cabinets still here!
And then here we are, okay we’re in Robin’s room. Briana should we assemble these?
Brie: Yes, lets!
Sarah: Okay I love repurposing things, so these are
actually Robin’s bedside tables from home and she got the point where she
said, “Mommy I really don’t want to have pink bedside tables anymore”. And I love these tables because they have this
fabulous shape if that rounded profile on the top, rounded sides, gorgeous
conical tapered legs and they have these little caps and really pretty delicate
hardware. Originally this hardware was all brass and what’s good to point out is, if
you get a piece of furniture and you don’t like the hardware, you have options.
Obviously you can buy new hardware. In this case, I really love the hardware, I just
thought the finish on it was getting a little shabby, so you know what I did? I
had it re-plated. I had it custom plated in nickel and now we removed all that
hardware when we repainted the tables and I think they just looked perfect
here. Also, they fit perfectly! If your dealing with a tight space, you need to know what your dimensions are first. Excuse the hammering I am not stopping any work for audio. So then, we have – This really simple, in most of the
bedrooms I’ve done these upholstered headboards, it allows us to get an accent bit of fabric, some softness, but also a little bit of
softness from the fabric because all the walls are wood and we don’t do a lot of
decoration in here and so these are all just wall mounted on a French pleat,
super easy! And then, check out this, these are whimsical, these light fixtures were
$19 each, they’re gonna hang from the ceiling has a little socket set so we’ll
place them, but the first thing we need to do is basically arts and crafts. So
you’re ready Briana? We’re gonna crinkle! Oooh this is so fun! and what I love about these lights is that they feel breezy, let’s see – my gosh! Okay I love that. I love these, they feel
breezy, they feel contemporary, they were $19, if my teenager decides she grows
this concept then we can put them in somewhere else. How fun is that! They’re so great! Next up on our rim
assembly tour is the living room. The storm room are you ready? Marble tops, remnant marble tops no less! So, previously when I bought these they had glass tops.
I just didn’t think – glass tops here are not the best solution, this is amazing!
Alex: Love it!
Sarah: High five! We’re in the midst of moving and setup and we’ve had windy days, we’ve had cloudy days, rainy days, freezing cold days, we’ve had every kind of day, but
today is the hottest day it is 90 degrees and there isn’t a breath. Trying
to keep cool, it’s so hot! So the question is, if the entire work crew is
in the water is any work getting done? No!


53 thoughts on “Design Life: Sarah’s Island 2.0: Team Optimist (Ep. 15)

  1. Oh my ……… I LOVE IT ALL SO FAR. !! Ow I must wait for more to come…….! LOL!!!

    I am having a hard time picking out white on white paint colors for my house ( my house is almost all shiplap and not painted yet. I want white walls with a different shade of white tones for trim… I wish someone would come and pick out the paint …paint it and then I will come home and be HAPPY! ) I see what you have done and love it !!!

    Cool down… swim and finish furnishing that amazing space.

    Oh… can I come stay in the phenomenal like cottage you did finish??? LOL!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. Loved everything but that dang old snake??? How did it get in there? Seriously, yikes! I HATE snakes…everything else looks amazing. But watch where you step please.🐍

  3. Love seeing it come together! However, after watching many episodes people around there need to take a boater's safety course again. Not wearing life jackets is not cool. Sincerely, Great Lake State Girl

  4. The whole boat loading segment was hilarious!! 😭The boat driving off with all the furniture should be printed in black & white enlarged & hung on a hallway wall. In a 100 years that will be a very classic art piece that your great grand kids will be talking about. 🚤🛁🚿🚽📦📦📦

    Look like handwork…but, also fun. It’s always fun to plan the renovation, buy things, and the first day….the in-between days not so fun, especially if you run into $$ problems…but, the last day…all the renovation pain is gone & the really fun begins. 💜🌲🌲Loved the old bunkie house decor & also the new. ALL looking great!!

  5. I have to say, I really like the more laid-back, real-world format of this series. I don't mind hammering noise and all of that, it feels like a real renovation project. I love what I'm seeing so far, the marble tops on the tables are perfect. The only thing I'm on the fence about is the hanging light fixtures in the crumpled paper look. I'll wait until the room reveal until I decide whether I like them or not, however. I trust the process.

  6. I am loving your videos Sarah and am starting to think what do you have planned for us next….I want more….please? ❤️🇦🇺

  7. Everything you do look nice what I like the most is that you actually put a lot of thought process into it and at the end it's beautiful.

  8. What the hell is 90 Degrees?! We're Canadian! Celsius please! Don't need to accommodate the US market all the time lol

  9. OMG! Love the crinkled lights…can you share the source? Google is not understanding my request. The videos are so crisp…enjoying the series ❤️

  10. I did not think I could love anything better than what you originally did with your cottage, but I am truly loving this! Way to rock, Sarah!

  11. A snake!!!!!!! Are those venomous???
    Lucky Tommy wasn't there he would have run away.
    Can't wait to see what you've created, always gorgeous. xx

  12. Really enjoying this series. Real stuff except… that is an island and is that a water snake? I live in Northern Manitoba and we have lots of garter snakes but if I saw a snake swimming Yikes. I'm in the water from June to Sept and I don't want to be spending my days with swimming snakes. Will say it again Love all your designs.

  13. The startling difference between Canadians and Australians? Canadians chase after a snake and Australians know any snake they come across will most likely kill them. 😂
    Also, if your budget does not accomodate replating use Rub n Buff as a small DIY.

  14. It’s so great. I loved what you did before and I am sure I will love the new. The house is just idyllic.

  15. Thank you Sarah so much for sharing. The states miss you, and these videos are so much fun. I always find you so uplifting.

    Are there snakes in that water? so scared! lol

  16. OMG, that snake is HUGE! You guys are SO brave!! Are you not terrified it will get into one of the buildings? :((

  17. Sitting in Starbucks enjoying some Sarah when the snake appeared …and this big ole country boy yelped and jumped. SMH I don’t do snakes…. I live in Florida and I don’t do snakes… at all… nope….

  18. Also…. I want to echo what others have said. I love this more casual, laidback format. I’ve always enjoyed watching Sarah and Tommy on tv but this vlog ( or whatever it’s called… hey…. I’m old) is more fun and entertaining. It’s a little more intimate… in a friendly sort of way. I’m really enjoying it!!!

  19. WHAT ABOUT THE SNAKE, SARAH?? Seriously, neither you nor your husband seemed particularly worried about that very long snake. Does anyone know what kind it is and if it is a threat and if you go into the water won’t it be there, too? Jeesh.

  20. It's all so exciting Sarah. I just love following your journey and your design skills are just outstanding. Your husband is such a lovely guy. Cheers, DEBBIE (NZ)

  21. Always someone has a negative, no life jackets, they are doing a show! Just don't watch, no one is interested in your comments! God im sick of people thinking they are so important and people care what you think! Go away!

  22. Sarah, how fun is the decorating part!!! I hope you took a dip in that beautiful clear water!!! You work hard and need to play hard!!! Everything is looking fabulous as always, your approach to design is awesome and so inviting!!! Blessings to you all!!

  23. Hottest day and I’d be in my rattiest, most comfy shorts, crinkly legs and all! But you must find jeggins comfy or you wouldn’t wear them. Course it helps to have the figure for them too!

  24. Crinkled paper lights! $19 dollars! Where do I order??? Sooo much fun to see our Sarah in jeans, struggling with a classic white sofa and still looking gorgeous with “dewy” face and cute dangling earrings! Way to go, gal…

  25. I have been watching every delicious moment of this series! But I had to comment. 💙💙💙 this episode! The #MOE loading the boats w ur delivery crew 🚛. I’m thinking 🤔 it had to have taken more than 1 trip over?!? All those wonders that we have see ur keen 👁 collect coming into the cottage 🎊. Sarah, u don’t need the gym, u get ur workouts between finding the treasures and unloading them 💖

  26. I had no idea you got snakes that large up there. Wow. The bunkie looks great – talk about precise measuring! Your style has always inspired me (and has had a huge impact on how I've designed my own space here at home). Thank you for sharing your projects!

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