Episode 15 Money for Nothing


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Episode 15

Junk makeover show. At the tip, Sarah Moore saves three things from being dumped and transforms them into bespoke and valuable pieces.


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-Can I have a little rummage around in your rubbish?

-Yeah.

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How do you make money for nothing?

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I love that.

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The answer could be hiding in the 30 million tonnes

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of household waste we throw out every year.

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So heavy. They don't make them like this any more. Look at that.

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That's why entrepreneur Sarah Moore wants to get her hands on things

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before they hit the skip.

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I'm a passionate maker, buyer and user of old stuff,

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and I've turned that passion into a money-making business.

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I make new stuff out of old stuff and I sell it for a profit.

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And with some of the country's elite designers and makers...

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Say something nice about it.

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My juices are flowing in this one. They are going to be wow.

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..she can transform her finds into desirable...

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Isn't that stunning?

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..valuable...

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Oh, wow.

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..and, hopefully, saleable items.

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That is bonkers.

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If Sarah is successful, then she can hand the profits back

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to the very people who had no idea

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there was cash to be made from their trash.

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Got, um, £350.

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No.

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Today we're at the recycling centre in Walsall,

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where Sarah is searching for those ever elusive hidden gems.

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Old cardboard, decimated flat-pack

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and polystyrene are not going to cut it.

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I'm after those solid pieces I can attach a serious price tag to.

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She's been given special permission to ransack the rubbish,

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and she's on a mission to find two items

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that can be brought back to life and sold on for a profit.

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And the first thing Sarah spots today is a vision in red

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in Zia's car.

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-Hiya.

-Hi.

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-Getting rid of the sofa?

-Yes, we are, yeah.

-Oh, it's a chair.

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I thought it was a sofa.

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Is it...? It's yours? You're just chucking it out?

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-It looks in really good condition.

-It is, but the springs have gone.

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The chair is a red herring.

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It's the red leather that's caught Sarah's eye.

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The price tag on leather goods is growing.

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Repurposing the leather from this sofa could be a real money-maker.

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I think what I might do is just take the cushions away.

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I think I should be able to get enough material out of those,

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and then recycle the chair, if that's all right.

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-That's fine.

-Cos those are some really lovely cushions.

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I think it would be great to take those away, if you don't mind.

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No problem.

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What does Zia think of Sarah scarpering with his cushions?

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Hopefully, somebody can get some use out of it

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rather than just throwing it in the rubbish bin and go to landfill.

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Now, there is just heaps of leather in these cushions.

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I really want to see what it's like on the inside

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but I can't do that without ripping... Oh, no, look.

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OK, so, it's a sort of pink suede on the inside.

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I'm thinking maybe this would make, you know,

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loads of handbags out of this, or maybe even a coat.

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Really good find cos there's just heaps of potential

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with what we've got here.

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And Sarah knows just the man

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to turn all that potential into profit.

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When you think bags, think Neil Wragg.

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From salvaged unwanted materials,

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Neil creates everything from handbags to haversacks,

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and prides himself on the fact that his handmade bespoke bags

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will last a lifetime.

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I love being able to create something

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from what would be rubbish, I suppose, to other people.

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You could have, for example, a tent that was at Glastonbury

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and saw the Rolling Stones and then now it becomes a bag,

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and it's seen quite a life already.

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But will Neil be able to raise the old leather cushions

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from the dead too?

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One item down, one still to find.

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The weather's taken a turn for the worse,

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but I'm not going to let that dampen my sunny disposition.

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Will Jamie and dad, Jeff, brighten Sarah's day?

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Oh, wow.

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-Hiya.

-Hello.

-Whose is that then?

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My nan's, it was.

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Oh, really? That is a fantastic sofa.

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-So, you just...

-In the skip.

-Really?

-Yep.

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I think it looks amazing. I like everything about it.

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The style of it, the fabric's really retro.

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It's a good size. Not too big.

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And it's got that kind of

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retro look that people are stuffing into their houses again,

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-so if you let me have it, that would make my day.

-Yeah.

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Absolutely love it.

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It looks to me like Sarah might be putting

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passion before profit on this one.

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-Jamie, thanks so much for letting me have that.

-OK.

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That's absolutely made my day. I love it.

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Wow. That's going to take some work.

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I have got the most amazing upholsterer lined up.

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They are original, funky.

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They're going to breathe new life into this

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and there's going to be money to be made.

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Welcome to the world of Anthony Devine.

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Anthony's unique and quirky upholstery

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has earned him the reputation as one of the most imaginative

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craftspeople around.

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Anthony can upholster almost anything,

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but he loves a good chair.

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Some chairs you just know.

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You know that this is the one

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and you just know you're onto a winner.

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You can look beyond the kind of dirt and the holes and the grime

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and you think, "Yes, we've got a gem here,"

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and then it's a matter of teaming it up with the right fabric.

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And then from ugly ducklings arrive beautiful swans.

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Well, Anthony, can you transform this into a beautiful swan?

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Success.

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Sarah has secured both items.

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Neil will repurpose the red leather.

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And Anthony will get busy bringing the old-fashioned sofa

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up-to-date.

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It never ceases to amaze me what people throw away.

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I'm so pleased I was here today to save a couple of pieces

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that I think are dumped diamonds that'll bring home big bucks.

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Nestled between Salford and Manchester

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is master upholsterer Anthony Devine's workshop.

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He's got an amazing track record of transforming crumpled couches

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into sexy sofas.

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When the doors are opened and you get the first glimpse,

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you see one and you just know you're onto a winner.

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-Some things just kind of click.

-Anthony!

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You brought a sofa.

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-Tell me you love it.

-I love it.

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-Come on.

-Yes.

-Let's get it in. Let's do the business.

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Yes. Now you're listening to what I want.

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Anthony clearly wants very strange things.

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-It's not too heavy.

-Oh, this is perfect.

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This is one of my favourite finds.

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I love it. I love it, love it, love it.

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There is just something about it.

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The '70s-ness of it is oozing out of it.

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It's like a Star Wars sofa.

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I'm not sure oozing is a desirable trait in a discarded sofa.

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Everything has to be thread-perfect on it

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if we're looking at the penthouse.

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OK. So, this is now going to be called the penthouse sofa.

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Yeah, just don't tell its glamorous new owners

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that it was nearly the skip sofa when they buy it.

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Now, colours, design. Bear with me on this.

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I know. Go on.

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I'm thinking quartz pink, rose quartz. It's bang on trend.

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It works beautifully with gold.

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I think it would look beautiful in it.

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What do you think?

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Anthony's clearly delighted.

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-Um, I...

-Can't hold back his enthusiasm...

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-Uh...

-..for Sarah's artistic vision.

-Yes.

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Don't worry, Anthony.

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Sarah knows exactly what she's doing.

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But can she afford it?

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I'm thinking around the 1,250 mark.

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We'd give enough good fabric and it gives me enough to be able

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to put everything back and make a little bit for me.

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Wow. With that huge budget,

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the pressure is going to be on for Anthony to deliver.

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This is where we're aiming at. We're up there.

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-Yeah, the suite.

-Sweet suite.

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In the suite, penthouse suite. There you go.

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Loving your work. Oh, I've done it again!

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This one I really like.

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Between you and me, I'm a big fan of this one.

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That really is one of my favourite skip finds.

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Anthony has taken on board some of the things I've suggested,

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and I'm just hoping that I've made the right call on it.

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I'm just going to enjoy making it

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rather than kind of selecting the fabrics and the outcome of it.

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I... Yeah.

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Pink.

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With labour costs of £1,000 and another 250 for fabric,

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Sarah will be expecting something pretty spectacular

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for her 1,250 spend.

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I hope Anthony can pull it off, regardless of the colour.

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Sarah's next stop is Marlow near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire,

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where Neil Wragg is on a mission to rescue pretty much anything,

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from offcuts to inner tubes,

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and turn them into beautiful handcrafted bags.

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Sarah is coming today, and we shall see what she brings.

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Hopefully, it'll be something I can sew together

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that doesn't break too many needles.

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You know, it's very difficult making a bag from paving slabs.

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You're in luck, Neil.

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They're not made of concrete, and she's not after much.

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Now, in my wildest dreams,

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I would like these tired, red sofa cushions

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turned into a whole range of designer luggage.

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I hope Neil likes a challenge.

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Yeah, me too.

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-Hello.

-Hi. Hi, Sarah. How are you doing?

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I'm really well. I've got presents for you.

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Right. I'm a little worried.

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There's loads here, aren't there?

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Right, well, we've got some funky red cushions.

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One, two, three, four, five.

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Do you know something,

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I thought there was more than enough here

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to make something out of,

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so you must be able to make a purse out of this lot, Neil.

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-Come on.

-I think we can do more than a carrier bag, yeah.

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So, we're game on for a bag then, you reckon?

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Yes. You've brought be something that I can sew and it's not alive.

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I absolutely love the messenger bags that you make,

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so I was wondering about maybe one of those out of it.

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-Easily, yeah.

-And a big, usable, expensive weekend bag out of it.

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OK, well, we can do that as well.

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But the idea is that things would last a lifetime,

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so we've got a good start with the fabric.

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I love what you're saying because this has already had its life,

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so now if we can make luggage out of it,

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another 50 years of wear, that's brilliant.

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Phew. That went better than expected.

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Neil seems pretty unflappable, but there's always a snag.

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I'm worried that it's not as saleable in this colour,

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so I'm wondering if you've ever dyed stuff before

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or if you think you might be able to make it a bit more stylish,

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a bit darker, a bit richer.

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We can give it a go.

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Not the most confidence-inspiring answer from Neil.

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I'm not sure dying is something he's keen on.

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So, I think I'm sold.

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I've got a messenger bag on one shoulder,

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I've got beautiful, scrunchy, rich-looking holdall on the other.

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-How much is that going to cost me to make me two of those?

-OK.

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We're looking at £95 for the messenger bag

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and then the holdall, we could say the same thing.

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Thank you ever so much. I hope the dying goes well.

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-Part of the journey.

-Ooh!

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Well, that is another load of old rubbish off my mind

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and into Neil's.

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And if he gets it right, I shall be making bags of money.

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It wouldn't be Sarah if there wasn't something awkward.

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She wants me to recolour it, so that's going to be the challenge.

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So, we'll see.

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That's £95 for Neil's tried and tested messenger bag design,

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and the same again for a completely new holdall design.

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In total, that's £190 committed.

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With a new dying technique to master

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and some worn-out leather to work with,

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I do hope Neil can pull it off.

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In Manchester, Anthony is having a rip-roaring time with the sofa

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with partner, Susie, and daughter, Poppy, watching on.

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The plan is to finish it in this season's luxury pink

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and sell it for millions.

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Luckily, Anthony enjoys this bit.

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To be honest, stripping is never a chore.

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Crikey. I thought this was a child-friendly show.

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I think this one is trying to warn us.

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With its innards exposed,

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Anthony can get a good look at its bottom.

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This has probably had thousands of hours of people sitting on it,

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and, you know, looks all good.

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Nicely intact. Things were just built to last.

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Until you get your hands on them, Anthony.

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It doesn't look great.

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Most people will be thinking, "Oh, my God. Look."

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But this is how a sofa looks.

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Uh, yeah.

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Let's hide those ragged bits of wooden springs ASAP.

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First, Anthony covers the base with hessian

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and then glues new foam onto the arms.

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Starting with one of the arms,

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Anthony is making a base layer of calico shaped to fit snugly.

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This bit is kind of critical, really.

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This was the one that provides the shape -

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almost the foundations for putting the top fabric on

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and the overall look.

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I'm sure Sarah will be tickled pink with the progress.

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So, the fabric's arrived.

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I can't wait to see that specific shade of rose quartz

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Sarah was going on about.

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We were struggling to find the rose pink quartz,

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so we just decided to go for this more subtle bright gold all over.

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Clearly a new definition of the word subtle.

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Sarah knows nothing about this at this stage,

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and she is probably going to kill me.

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I think Sarah might go from pink to incandescent crimson

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when she hears about this.

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This is going to go in here, like so.

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Then we have to sew a piece of piping around here, like so,

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and then sew the actual arm itself,

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pull it on and hopefully that'll be as crisp as a cucumber.

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Are cucumbers crisp?

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Yeah, I'd say so.

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With a lot still to do, Anthony's going for gold.

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You are going to work, arm. You are going to work.

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You're a very naughty boy.

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I think it'll be you that gets a spanking

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when Sarah hears about the new colour scheme.

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Yeah. That's what I mean by...

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..as crisp as a cucumber.

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It may be crisp, but it's not exactly what Sarah's expecting.

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Pretty quickly,

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an even bigger problem with the material presents itself.

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I've put a halt on the sofa.

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It's starting to show scuffs I'm a little bit concerned about

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for the strength of the fabric.

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It's unfortunate and it's a decision

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I don't want to take, but I really think

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we're going to have to try and think of something new on this one.

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I thought that gold finish was something new.

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But with Sarah after the top end of the market,

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a scuffed finish isn't really going to cut the mustard.

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Back to the drawing board, Anthony.

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In Marlow, Neil is getting to grips with all that lovely red leather

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that he's transforming into a messenger bag and holdall.

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First, Neil cuts the leather to his ready-made templates.

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Sometimes it's quite cool to keep these seams in

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so that it looks like it was a sofa.

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Sarah has also asked for the leather to be transformed

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from its current red to a darker colour black.

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Neil paints an oil-based dye

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directly onto the surface of the leather.

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He'll then leave it to dry between coats.

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Get a few coats buffered up and finish it off with some cream.

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With the leather now ready, Neil is choosing and cutting

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parts of the Scout tent canvas he's using for lining.

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You don't know where it's already been.

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It could've been a tent that saw the Stones at Glastonbury.

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It could've been a tent that has done a trek to the Himalayas.

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You don't want to lose their personality,

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so we might keep in some of the old writing or labels.

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We can keep some of these in. Makes it look very tent-like.

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I have to use the clips cos you can't use pins with leather,

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cos you'll end up with holes all over the place.

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I'm sewing everything inside out, so there's no stitching being shown.

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So, this is the body of the bag.

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See, if you've sewn everything upside down,

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back to front.

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We've got one pocket there, which is obviously the old tent.

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One pocket there for your tablet.

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One pocket there for your mobile phone.

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Better get on the next phase.

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That messenger bag needs a covering flap.

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And he still has to make the holdall,

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something he's never done before.

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I need to attach it to the top...

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..first, and then I can turn it right side out afterwards.

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Shall we just leave him to it?

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In Manchester, Anthony has had a very long night

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putting the final touches onto what was an old blue sofa

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and then went gold for a bit.

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It's anyone's guess what colour it is now.

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I think Sarah is going to love it.

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And you know, on this one, I might have even pleased her

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because it'll be exactly what she's asked for,

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and that's just not like me at all.

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Sarah's invested heavily in this one, Anthony.

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I hope you've done the right thing.

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I am so excited to see what Anthony has done with that sad '70s sofa.

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If he's realised its potential,

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it should be a fantastic interior design piece by now.

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Sarah asked Anthony to transform

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a dilapidated old settee from the '60s

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into a bang-on-trend penthouse sofa.

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It's now a delicious rose quartz vision.

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Anthony has given it clean lines

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and improved its proportions with a single raised cushion.

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He's added sumptuous piping detailing on the arms,

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and with flashes of gold on the buttons,

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he's created exactly the penthouse sofa Sarah was looking for.

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Oh, my word.

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Isn't it amazing?

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Where's the enthusiasm? Look at it.

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-Sorry, I've been up all night.

-Look at it!

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-Beautiful. I love the little gold touches.

-Just a little hint.

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A little bit.

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A hint, Anthony? Anything to confess?

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There was going to be a lot more gold.

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We were going to have this all over.

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We got the arm on,

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we got all the front done and then we had to call a halt

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because it just wasn't stable enough.

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And Sarah breathes a huge sigh of relief.

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Whatever trauma you've been through, I think it's worth it.

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-This is stunning.

-I wouldn't say that.

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And just as a little reminder, we also have a...

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-Aw.

-But the problem is you'd have just slipped off it.

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Wouldn't that have been the same, though,

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if the sofa had been in gold?

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Oh, it looked amazing.

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Despite the whole experiment in gold,

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Anthony has also managed to bring the sofa in on budget too.

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I'm really pleased I've come here, and it is pink, and it worked out.

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I'm going to shake your hand,

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and I would like you to properly say...

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Well done. I'm so pleased. Thank you so much.

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Thank you, Sarah. Thank you.

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It was all worth it in the end, Anthony.

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Wow. That kind of transformation makes a long workday at the tip

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really worthwhile.

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And I know Anthony is not pleased it's not covered in lame,

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but as far as I'm concerned,

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rose quartz means I'm going to be sitting on a gold mine.

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I just can't believe it's gone from the back of a car

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to looking like it should be on the front page of a magazine.

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-Sarah swooped in on Jamie and his dad...

-Hiya.

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..to rescue a threadbare sofa.

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-Jamie, thanks so much for letting me have that.

-OK.

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-She suggested Anthony turn it pink...

-Uh...

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-..and after just a little dithering...

-Yes.

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..he did exactly that.

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Now Sarah is back in Walsall to update Jamie and Jeff

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on what became of the dilapidated sofa.

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-How are you both?

-I'm fine, thanks. I'm fine.

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So, you were clearing out things from your mother's house, right?

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That's right. That's right, yes. She had an accident. A bad fall.

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She's been in the nursing home now for several months.

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She was quite happy for it to go to the tip, so that's where it went.

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-Would you like to see some pictures of how it ended up?

-I would.

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-Take a deep breath, OK?

-Go on, then. Oh, blimey.

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-Do you recognise that?

-No.

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-Does it look like the sofa you remember?

-Nothing like it.

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Now, I've shared it and I've had lots of interest in it,

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-but I haven't managed to sell it yet.

-Right, OK.

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But I think there is a buyer out there who's going to love that,

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and I just need a little bit more time and then hopefully

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I'll be back in touch with some profit to share with you.

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It isn't about the money anyway. You've done something with it.

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It's sad going to landfill or being burned.

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-Mum will be delighted when she sees that.

-Really?

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-Thank you very much. Thank you.

-Lovely to see you again.

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-Thank you. Bye-bye.

-Bye-bye.

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With Anthony's labour and materials

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coming in at over £1,200 and no sale,

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that equals a substantial potential loss of £1,250.

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But once that certain buyer with deep pockets has been found,

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Sarah will be back with a profit for Jamie and Jeff.

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In Marlow, Neil has transformed

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those old red leather cushions into bags.

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I've enjoyed it.

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It's been nice to get a really high-quality finish product

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from fairly challenging leather.

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I'm back in Marlow to pick up hopefully some high-end luggage,

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but I have been a little bit anxious

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because the materials I left Neil with were anything but high-end.

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Sarah left Neil with some unsightly and worn red cushions,

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hoping he could make some luggage.

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They are now two beautiful handcrafted bags.

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Neil has carefully dyed the leather to give the bags a high-end sheen.

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The messenger bag has been dyed black and has pockets galore,

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incorporating charming details from the Scout tents he's used as lining.

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And that holdall, now a dark brown, is almost indestructible

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with sturdy straps and reinforced corners.

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Sarah's got to be impressed with these, Neil.

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Here they are.

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So, we have what they started off as and what they finished up as.

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Neil, they are amazing.

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-Good. I'm glad you like them.

-I'm blown away. Honestly.

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It was fun.

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The transformation, the dyeing, the changing of the colour.

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The leather is good enough quality, so it's made a decent bag.

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It's actually a work of art. I'm crying. Don't look at me.

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Oh, dear.

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-It's fantastic.

-Yeah. Great.

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Sarah is delighted with Neil's craftsmanship,

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but has he blown the budget?

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Even though there was some extra designing

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and some extra dyeing to do, it was straightforward,

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so they've come within budget.

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I shall have no problem selling those.

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Brilliant.

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Thank you so much. They are just brilliant.

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It was a pleasure.

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I could not have been more surprised and delighted

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with what Neil has managed to produce -

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two stunning bags on budget.

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Absolutely amazed.

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I didn't expect her to be quite so emotional

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about a pair of leather bags,

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but she seemed to be really pleased with them.

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At the recycling centre, Zia's leather armchair

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was being put out to pasture,

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and his ideas for it were lacking imagination.

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Any ideas what we might make out of them?

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Uh, I think cushions would be a nice easy option.

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But Sarah had bigger ideas for Neil to implement.

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He gave the old leather a new life as luggage.

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They were soon bagged by Nick and Kim,

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who run vintage and retro retailer Smithers of Stamford.

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-What do you reckon?

-Yeah, I like them. I love the stitching.

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Yeah, apparently it was made from an old sofa, a leather sofa.

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Now Sarah is back in the Midlands with some cash for Zia.

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-Hiya.

-Hi.

-Zia, lovely to see you again.

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-Nice to see you again.

-How are you?

-I'm very well, thank you.

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Now, I last saw you at the tip and you were dropping off

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your old sofa cushions.

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-Had you had the sofa for ages?

-Around six or seven years.

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Obviously, we were about to dispose of it.

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Quite interesting to see what you've done with it.

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They went off to a lovely guy called Neil in Marlow.

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He specialises in making bags from refound materials.

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I've got some pictures here of what he made.

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-I want to see what do you think.

-OK.

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Wow.

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That's amazing. It looks nothing like the cushions we gave you.

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There's more.

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He made a messenger bag and a going away bag.

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That's absolutely amazing.

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I'd never have imagined they'd turn out like that.

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And we have actually sold those two bags,

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and I've got some profit that I'd like to share with you.

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Thank you very much.

0:27:130:27:14

So, I've got £60 here to give to you that came from those bags.

0:27:140:27:17

-Thank you very much.

-So, that's... Absolute pleasure.

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Is there anything that £60 is needed for at the moment?

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I think I'll treat the kids, really.

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-They just got back from school, so we'll give them a treat.

-Lovely.

0:27:250:27:28

-Thank you so much for your time today.

-No, you're welcome.

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-Thank you.

-Take care. Bye-bye.

-Bye.

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Well, I think Zia was quite surprised

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with what we did with his old cushions.

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And as a transformation, I think it would be difficult

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to beat sofa into luxury luggage.

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Neil charged a total of £190 for labour and materials for the bags.

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Sarah sold them for £250, leaving a profit of £60 for Zia

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and his kids.

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Sarah took two tawdry treasures from the tip in Walsall.

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Whose is that then?

0:28:070:28:08

Jeff's mum's blue settee was transformed

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into a stunning pink sofa,

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and Zia's worn leather cushions were dyed and stitched

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into stylish bags.

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Well, I love those transformations

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from drab old trash into something rather flash.

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And with the help of Neil and Anthony's amazing talents,

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I think we've managed to create some pretty classy items.

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