Laurie trills and boogies while Amy Wynn works on the headboards. They gush over the zeenyas, and then Amy Wynn tells Laurie that the brackets she built for the shelves are like little flowers. Laurie squeals. God, stop with the squealing already.
Debbie closes the curtains she's just hung as Hildi arrives with a vase of forsythia. Hildi tells them to look at what she's done with the eggs: she's filled the vase with hard-boiled eggs, like people do with decorative pebbles, and then filled it with water and forsythia. Leaving aside the other issues for the moment, such as the obnoxious waste of food, it just looks stupid. It might look good to stick flowers with a strong, simple, chunky shape or silhouette in something like that, but not a branch of fussy little forsythia. Hildi asks if Scott and Debbie like them. Scott: "Mm-hm. Okay." Debbie says it's interesting. Hildi places them on the wall where the cabinet was. Now there's one of those frameless round mirrors in the middle of the wall, with a floating black shelf underneath. Hildi's careful to avoid the mirror, I note.
Amy Wynn starts placing the shelves on the brackets she made. They're sort of like what you'd get if you cut a daisy blossom into quarters: pointed petals sticking forward.
And finally it's time to load the rooms. A kitchen timer goes off next to a bowl of eggs, and MPDP says, "Everyone's done an egg-cellent job, but time's up! Will Debbie, Scott, and their daughters go zany for Laurie's flower-covered bedroom, or will they wilt at the sight of it? Will Ellen and Scott see the sunny side of their new dining room, or will Hildi have to scramble for the door with egg on her face?" Oy. Will people ever learn that almost every episode of this show is some kind of cautionary tale? The bumper to the commercial is Amy Wynn blowing compressed air into her mouth. I think she's getting addicted to that, myself. Don't be ashamed to ask for help, Amy Wynn.
In Laurie's room, the walls are a vivid apple green, and there are large pink and yellow zeenyas painted randomly around the walls. The carpet's still beige. The curtains are made of the soft green brushed cotton, and run from floor to ceiling. The rods extend way beyond each side of the drapes; not crazy about that. The beds have been repositioned so that they are perpendicular to each other, and one is between the two windows. They have yellow wood headboards with plaid upholstery, and white bedding, each with a green blanket and plaid accent cushion. There's a small yellow toy box at the end of each bed filled with stuffed animals. On one side of the bed that's between the windows is a two-shelf white bookcase with a tall white lamp on top of it; on the other side, in its original corner, is the little white bistro table set, and the pendant lamp is above that. On the wall near that corner is the new bulletin board, which is a large square framed in yellow. Next to that, in its original spot, is the white chest of drawers and mirror, with just the drawers painted yellow. On the other side of that is the set of four shelves with petal brackets that Amy Wynn made. Next to the other bed is a small white night table, with yellow drawers. It has a matching tall lamp on it, and another one of those blasted round frameless mirrors...leaning on it against the wall. Yeah, that seems pretty childproof. Good grief. On the wall between the two beds is the little armoire/chest, which has been painted yellow. I don't know where the heck the fairy paintings are. Other than the mirror, which is ridiculous and dangerous, it's a nice room, and I wish my sister and I had been sharing a space like this instead of the 9' x 12' room we did have. I've seen better-rendered flowers, but whatever. They're not horrendous. It's all very Lilly Pulitzer, (personally, while I don't mind the green, I find the colour combinations way too preppy -- and I hate preppy), but it's cute, and fun, and it's a huge improvement. I'll bet Laurie just can't wait to have a girl. Then again, the Giblet's room probably looks exactly like this. No reason to get too hung up on gender stereotypes, right?