Hildi starts covering the floor with spray adhesive for the foam "carpet." Of course, the windows are shut (probably painted that way) and the door is shut, too. Goodbye, brain cells. Not that Hildi's got all that many left, but I'm worried for Amy. Hildi rambles on about where she bought the foam and how she got the idea and then glues the first square down and dances on it, pronouncing it "too cool." She says it feels like "turf on a football field." Yeah, that's appealing.
MPDP helps to Kia remove the seat of the diner bench so that they can cover it with vinyl. MPDP asks what they're doing with the back of the seat. Kia shows her some of that "whirly-swirly, multicolored, Holiday Inn bedspread fabric" (tm mieledio) she loves so much. It's very fugly. Seriously, someone needs to pinch Kia and tell her it's 2003. Practically everything about her taste reflects an obsession with the aesthetic worst of the '70s and '80s. Join us here in the twenty-first century, anytime. Kia says that the fabric has all of their spice colours in it: "Little tarragon, little mints...little cumin..." Kia talks about the vinyl they're putting on the seat, which she calls "mustard." MPDP: "Yes...mustard seed!" Except it's mustard yellow, not mustard-seed brown. Kia cracks a pun: "Mustard seat."
Amy Wynn attaches the strings to the bass cabinet while Lee helps.
Hildi congratulates herself on how fun and easy the floor installation is. She says it's definitely the easiest floor installation in the show's history.
Amy Wynn has finished with the cabinet. She grasps it by its left shoulder (no handle, of course; that would ruin the look of the "instrument") and opens it to demonstrate the small cabinet behind it. Because of course, though the thing is giant, there's only room behind the body for a small cabinet if you don't want its rectilinear lines to show in the front. Of course, the white plinth it's sitting on shows at the bottom. It also seems to have only three strings -- don't these instruments have four? They've made the cabinet -- which has maybe three feet of useable height inside, probably less than that -- with just one dividing shelf. So there are two fairly high shelves that aren't that wide. If they had put two shelves in there to create three levels, it would have been slightly more useful. As it is, I guess Amy can put all her breadmakers in there or something.
MPDP comes in to see how Hildi's team is progressing. I can see in the background that it looks like the window's open. Thank God for small favours. They've got most of the floor down. MPDP notices that the sofa's put together and raves about it. It looks incredibly rigid and unappealing to me. It has a huge, oversized, cartoony appearance. Plus, the seat is way too deep: I think I heard Hildi tell Amy Wynn to make it forty inches. If you are sitting down, please measure the distance from your knee to the back of your ass right now. If it's anything like forty inches, I think the Knicks would like to talk to you. (Or maybe your ass is just really generous, in which case, maybe Sir Mix-A-Lot would like to talk to you.) It's really relaxing to sit on a sofa and not be able to bend your knees, but just have them stick straight out in front of you. Or alternatively, perch at the edge, knees bent, but with no back support. Not to mention how nice it is to sit on sticky vinyl with bare skin. It's a very stupid piece of furniture. As for the colour, I'm betting that the lines on the vinyl that form the python print are exactly the fuchsia Hildi used on the walls, but that doesn't come across from any distance. In fact, the print doesn't register at all on TV, so you just see a vast swath of ever so vaguely mottled pink. MPDP next raves about the sofa feet, which look like giant white plastic cups. Yeah, that's really attractive. Also, it looks like they're sort of sticking the foam squares under the sofa as they go. Shouldn't they have put the floor down and then installed the sofa?