Lee and Gabe are sitting on the back porch in their bathrobes. Lee is polishing his trombone, and no, that is not what the kids are calling it these days. He really is. Kia seems distressed that they're in their bathrobes. They say they were up late. Gabe's sitting in a...precarious position, depending on what he has on under that robe. Speaking of precarious, I've seen just about all I need to of Kia's cleavage, too. They say they got all their homework done, but that there was a problem with the ceiling fan. Kia says that that's "no problem." How do you know, when they haven't even told you what the problem is? She tells them to get shoes on and get dressed so that they can get going.
Hildi's team admires the finials on the curtain rods, which are cylinders of clear fuchsia acrylic. Amy calls them "Mom's lipstick," which is apparently the name of the paint colour in this room. Speaking of which: that high gloss paint does wonders to conceal the flaws in the wall surface. Yeesh. Michael and Amy install a shallow white floating shelf along one wall.
Kia comes in, and Gabe points out the damage in the ceiling, which had been concealed by the giant fluorescent fixture before. There are two very big holes in the ceiling, apart from the one necessary to install the ceiling fan. Which I hope is on a joist. Not to mention that someone painted around the light fixture, so there's a crust of paint outlining the unpainted area. It looks seriously bad. Kia, typically, didn't anticipate this relatively predictable thing and just looks at it, wondering what to do. Lesson #1: When you remove anything, you have to be prepared for the fact that you might be sorry you did. Maybe this whole season would have been better had they marketed it as "watch what happens when somebody totally unqualified to decorate so much as a doghouse bites off way more than she can chew." Or not. I know this season would have been better if it were about half as long.
Hildi lays out the back of the sofa on the floor in preparation for attaching the foam. She starts applying spray adhesive on it so that they can keep the foam in place when they flip it over and start applying the "leather." Hey, did you hear I've paid off my mortgage? Yep, pretty sweet.