Gerald makes excuses for his shoddy repair job. He says the wall was falling down when they bought the house. MPDP and Ann shriek with laughter as he explains that he put up more drywall and some Formica. MPDP puts her hands on Gerald's shoulders and says, "And that would be the wrong way!" Gerald: "Okay!" Aw. He's obviously a really nice guy with a good sense of humour.
Laurie talks to Ty about her plans. She has two and a half projects. She's bought some sliding hollow-core doors made of luaun that she wants to form the front of a closet-type area to house the TV.
Hildi and Veronica are outside with numerous pieces of furniture that have to be painted. Some are being reused from the room; others are pieces Hildi's bought from a local thrift shop. There are two bar stools, a drop-leaf table, a coffee table or two, a tubular sofa frame, four side chairs...and that's just what I can see in this shot. Man, I have no idea how they would get this room done even if they didn't have to repair the wall. Hildi's got a box of Swiffers, and hands Veronica one, saying that everything needs to be cleaned first, especially the sofa frame, and then she'll walk Veronica through the painting plan. Hildi gives Veronica painting instructions and says she's going to make apron-like slipcovers for the side chairs.
Laurie explains to Ty she wanted to paint the ceiling, but because the floor plan is so open, there's no logical place to stop painting the ceiling. Somewhere, a couple of TS designers mutter, "Just stick a piece of molding on the ceiling across the doorway and call it a day." Fortunately, however tired we may be of Laurie's colour scheme(s), she's at least got more taste and training than that. She has some idea for putting molding on the ceiling involving a rectangular shape on the ceiling edged with molding. Inside that, the ceiling will be painted.
Hildi continues giving Veronica sanding and painting instructions. She's got some really grubby, dusty ceiling fan blades she suggests should be cleaned. They need to be primed and painted.