Gen, her team, and MPDP hang up the lanterns and turn on the lights. It's kind of weird-looking, and a little garden party for a nine-year-old sports fan. However, some people on the forums pointed out that it sort of looks like balls and a net. I suppose we can go with that, though it would never have occurred to me (and I'm not sure it occurred to Gen). MPDP tells her that she's running late and wonders how much longer it'll be before the room is finished. Gen says that they just have to clean up and bring in the bed.
Betsy is hanging a glass candle fixture. It has a bowl-like centre which Vern says they'll fill with water and floating candles. There are four holders for other candles arrayed around the edge of the bowl.
And it's time to load the rooms. MPDP asks, "Will Bill and Becky find their new casual living room more inviting? Will Gen's bedroom score big with Chris and Betsy's son Jacob?"
In Vern's room, the walls are a strong melted-butter colour, and the ceiling has a copper leaf inset with a bit of dark red bleeding through. It's surrounded with narrow trim. The carpet is still beige. The far wall is now filled with a bar/storage unit, all painted red. At each end is a tall cabinet unit (Husar from IKEA, I believe), and in between is a long unit about half as high as the cabinets, with four doors, each with its inset panel covered in copper leaf. There's a large frameless rectangular mirror above it, and two small lamps and some candles on it. The same couch Bill and Becky originally had is in the same place, but now it's been slipcovered in a brown microfibre, and new back cushions have been added. Two red tapestry print pillows are on it. Above the sofa are the four small drawings Vern improvised, in Betsy's frames. They're too small in scale, and I'm sure it's eating at Vern. But Bill and Becky can always invest in a piece (or pieces) that would be a more appropriate size when they have the money. A really good piece of art would be a perfect focal point in that space and would totally make the room. Opposite the original couch it is the new secondhand sofa, similarly slipcovered and pillowed. In between is the coffee table, featuring the calculated randomness of 1,244 glass tiles. It looks quite pretty. ["Yeah, I got a little crush on that coffee table. Pretty!" -- Wing Chun] There's a vase of flowers and a pitcher of drinks on the table. The windows are now dressed in long, rich-looking curtains in a coppery-coloured fabric, and there are two square framed pictures in between. The daybed/lounge is in front of the windows, and there's a floor lamp with a white shade at each end of it. The candle fixture is hung over the coffee table. At some angles, you can still see the sheen of the shinier stripes of the old paint job, but it's pretty subtle and doesn't really look bad.