Frank shows his team how to tear the paper, soak it in water, and apply them in a slightly irregular patchwork pattern on the fireplace. Well, that looks like ass so far.
Laurie comes up to show off a big pillow made of the fabric that may or may not be the inspiration for this room. She stands behind the painter's tape covering the door, and with all the lines of tape, the lines on the pillows, and the lines on the wall, it almost looks like my TV's on the fritz. She rambles on about how the colours on the wall relate to the pillow fabric. She says that there's no white in the fabric. I could have sworn there was.
Frank keeps adhering paper to the wall, saying that when it's dry, they'll cover it with polyurethane. I just shake my head, and complain to Frink that it's going to be a real mess to remove. He thinks they can just paint over it, but I point out that there'll be ridges left by the paper, and polyurethane isn't the greatest thing to paint over. None of this would deter Frank, though. He just keeps on slapping on the decoupage goo. His team claims to like it. Frank claims that if Tracee decides to change the colour later, it will go with everything because it's such a neutral colour. Maybe, if by "everything" you exclude "anything tasteful."
Paige Cam. She's in Laurie's room, yelping that there's colour on the walls. There sure is, and I really don't think it all works together. I understand what Laurie's trying for here, but like I said earlier, I just do not think the subtle appeal of the fabric can be replicated with paint. Tracee is worried about all the green. Brian is not feeling the finished product yet. Maybe you should put on Laurie's shirt, dude. That might help. Tracee says that, right now, it looks like Brian's description: "Like Kermit exploded." Ha! That green really is kinda Kermitesque.
Frank walks back a few feet and says that the decoupage thing looks great at a distance. It doesn't.
Laurie tells Tracee that they've got a lot of sewing. When does Laurie not have a lot of sewing? They're making a very tailored slipcover for the ottoman.
Julie and Steve have been left with some really bright, fairly pinkish-red slipcovers. They're supposed to figure out how to get them on the two chairs. There's also a sort of yellowy-brown cover for the sofa.
Laurie asks whether Tracee understands what they're doing in the rest of the room. She doesn't really. She asks whether they're slipcovering the sofas; Laurie says that she actually prepurchased them. When I first watched this, I misunderstood and thought she'd bought sofas, not slipcovers. She says that the slipcovers are a funky material, a sort of Ultrasuede material. She adds that they will need to do some major ironing.