Hildi explains how the shelves and wall they're building are going to become a little hallway, and laments how the cabinets -- which she calls étagères, though I think by definition étagères are open at the front -- are rather dated. Craig asks about the floor. Hildi doesn't want to tell them what they're doing with the floor until they've finished with the wall, but says it's going to be a huge change.
Edward sprays primer onto a wide, nine-drawer dresser. Carla and Brent think it's nice. They all agree that it's a diamond in the rough. Edward got it at a thrift store for $69 along with two mirrors and a narrow coffee table that they're going to use as a bench. That's pretty damn good. The dresser drawers each have really ugly routed detail and an ornate escutcheon-like thing behind the pulls, but I'm hoping they'll fill the routing and pry off the escutcheon. The dresser also has some carved or turned detail down each side, kind of like a thick rope. That, I don't mind. Edward wants his team to start painting the furniture brown. There's something a little perverse about priming and painting all these wooden pieces (even if it's cheap wood/wood laminate) so that they can be a different shade of brown. Edward adds that they're going to go back and jazz up the pieces with some black and gold paint. That sounds kinda scary.
Jill confesses to Hildi that Carla and Brent were very afraid of Hildi working on their room. Hildi laughs softly about this. Craig says he was excited that his neighbours were getting Hildi. She quickly comments, "Yeah, 'cause you know you'll have more fun." Sure...that's the reason. Jill says that they were a little nervous because they didn't know which way she was going to go. Hildi says she's "being really good here," and does a partial curtsey for effect. Jill says that Carla's going to be so happy.
Edward's talking through the screen of a sun room to Carla and Brent, who are inside painting. Carla's not jazzed about the chocolate brown paint. Edward says that chocolate brown is his "absolute favourite colour." Carla's willing to have faith in Edward, though. He assures her that it will be stunning: "I don't do ugly, so..." Carla: "No, of course not!"
Hildi and Craig pull up the carpet, and she's thrilled to find that the underpad is not glued down. She announces that it would have been a perfect floor to stain. Craig asks, "Is that what we're doing to it?" Hildi, happily: "No!" She adds that they actually couldn't because of the damage from the tacking strip, anyway. She exults about how easy it's going to be to remove the carpet.