After the commercial, Gerald and Ann are fitting the closet doors in when suddenly there's a crash and Laurie squeals. She's dropped the glass shade of the light fixture she was about to install. Ann and Gerald are all, "Oh, no." Laurie complains that it's broken into five hundred pieces...on carpet.
Hildi's in Sewing World with MPDP. She's showing MPDP the circle-print slipcovers she's making for the upholstered part of the old chairs. MPDP inquires as to whether there's any other fabric going in the room. Hildi says the sofa is going to be slipcovered in a coordinating "real pale khaki." MPDP seems relieved to hear that there's a solid colour somewhere in the room.
Ann says it was a nice light. Laurie, rubbing her temples, says she did get it locally. Ann replies brightly, "So that means we can replace it!" Laurie: "Mm-hmm...." Apparently it was somewhat expensive. Laurie goes to get a broom, as she mutters, "I can't believe I just did that."
MPDP rambles that even though there's a lot of pattern going on, she still thinks it's going to be a pretty calm room, because the colours are so subdued. Hildi's in her mad sewing mode. Whenever Hildi's concentrating on sewing or painting or anything, really, I always imagine she doesn't hear anything MPDP is saying; she just hears this vague buzzing in the background, like a fly trapped behind some heavy curtains. Turns out Hildi is listening this time, though, and says, "You know, a lot of times people think they want colour. Well -- because it stimulates their mind, but the pattern actually does the same thing. This pattern, hopefully, will..." Or it will give them a headache -- one or the other. MPDP says they definitely want minds stimulated, because it's a classroom.
Ann and Laurie upholster the dining-room chairs.
Ty trims several inches off each piece of Hildi's "pie." He shouts to Hildi over the machine noise that it won't fit through the door. Hildi says she was coming to tell Ty the same thing. He shouts that 36" won't quite go through there. Once again, I can't believe no one's measured the doorways to check beforehand. What about the windows? Some of them are huge. Maybe they open wide enough. Or why not just build it in the room? It wouldn't be the first time they did that on this show. So now, on Day Two, these things aren't even built, much less primed or painted. Ty shouts that he's having to cut off four inches. That's a pretty large margin by which to miscalculate. "That means I pretty much have to start over!" Yup.