Celebrity junk makeover show. Sarah and Jay scour the homes of former politicians Ann Widdecombe and Edwina Currie, hoping to sniff out unwanted and unloved items.
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I've got something pretty unusual. I don't know if you can do anything with it. Wow!
How do you make celebrity money for nothing?
I've got a house full of rubbish.
Entrepreneurs Sarah Moore and Jay Blades are searching
I don't even know how we got in here. Let's get out of here.
..to find tip-bound items to transform...
Beautiful! I'd no idea they were even here.
..by having a really good look around some celebrity homes.
This is unbelievable!
With the help of some of Britain's best designers and makers...
..and celebrity faces, we're on a mission to turn celebrity trash...
..into hard cash.
But what will our celebrities think of the transformations?
Those are absolutely brilliant!
Oh, my goodness!
And how much money has been made for their charities?
This lovely part of the world is Dartmoor, where Sarah's on her way
to the home of tough-talking, no-nonsense former politician
turned best-selling novelist, Ann Widdecombe.
Whoops! A little spelling mistake there, Ann!
Sarah will scour Ann's home to see if she can uncover two items of
tip-bound trash that have the potential to become upcycled money makers.
I think it's wonderful that somebody can take rubbish and make it into
something, but life is far too short.
I'm never going to do that myself, ever.
I read these women's magazines and people have gone to such a length to
create a pretty box, you know,
they've stitched stuff around it and they've stuck beads on with glue
and they've done this and they've done that.
What have they got at the end of it?
A box. You might as well go out and buy one.
Can Sarah transform the items she finds...and Ann's opinion?
Hi, Ann. Hello. Hi there.
Hello. Come on in. Thank you very much.
After 23 years as an MP,
Ann sold her London and constituency homes and retired to Dartmoor.
In her new house, she's struggling
to find a place to display all of her
keepsakes and mementos.
When her great-nieces and nephews come to visit,
they must love to explore her treasure trove of an attic.
A-ha, the library.
Do you have any books that you've finished with that you're not reading again?
What on earth would you do with books?
Do you know something, there's lots of things to do with books.
There's all sort of projects that people do. Some people make decorative things out of them.
I think they all need to get a life, quite honestly.
Well, I'll think as to whether any of the books can go.
This former right honourable will brook no nonsense from Sarah.
She's a plain speaker, is Ann.
She's even won an award for it.
You have a reputation for straight talking,
so I expect you're going to tell me exactly what I can take away or...
I shall. I shall. I look forward to it. It's nice to know...
You can only take away rubbish. It's as simple as that.
That's exactly what we're here for, Ann.
Show us your rubbish.
Well, there's all sorts in here, Ann.
Yes, there certainly is.
A bit of a lampshade thing going on.
Yes, well, of course I've moved house when I came here.
And so not all the lampshades were appropriate to the new house.
I've always wanted to make hats, actually. I thought they'd make a really good hat.
Ann's not impressed by the hat concept.
And on second thoughts, neither is Sarah.
Thank you very much.
It's time to hit the veritable Aladdin's Cave that is Ann's attic.
What a fantastic place!
These items may not have pride of place in Ann's home any more,
but they're not all ready for the rubbish tip.
The memories attached to them are still cherished.
What's that at the back?
It's a sewing machine which belonged to my mother. Now, I don't sew.
And if I were to sew, I certainly couldn't cope with that thing.
But I keep it because I've got very happy memories of her.
So I don't ever think that will go.
I think that will always go with me.
Oh, now, this looks like a good box - eBay and jumble.
eBay and jumble, yes. That's got my name written all over it.
I think that's mainly material.
Material's good. Yeah?
There's a lot of people out there who like old material.
Where did that come from?
Well, they used to be curtains in my bedroom when I was a teenager.
Fantastic! If I asked you what date you think these are, that might give
away your age. But, yes. I don't at all mind giving away my age.
Those are from my bedroom when I was a teenager and I'm now 70.
Right, OK. So do you think you'll use these again?
Never. Really? No, never.
Well, I might be able to do something with those if you really
don't mind me having them. I don't mind at all.
Those have not been used, to the best of my recollection,
since I was a teenager.
Really? Well, they'd definitely do with an airing, then.
I'd love to take them away and do something with those ones. OK, brilliant. Thank you.
Sarah's snaffled up two pairs of Ann's vintage curtains.
Check out these. They're so retro and there's enough material here to
have some really good potential projects.
So, Ann might be throwing them out, but I'm loving them.
Sarah still has plenty more boxes to rummage through in Ann's attic
in search of her second item.
Ah, the majestic hills of North Derbyshire,
where Jay is in a picturesque Peak District village on his way to the
home of ex-MP Edwina Currie.
Come on, let's head home. There's the gate.
During her 14 years in Parliament,
her outspoken opinions caused almost as much controversy as her recent
stay in the jungle on I'm A Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here!
Edwina's home is in serious need of a declutter
and who better to lend a helping hand than Jay?
We have got a lot of junk in this house.
As you can see, we don't throw much away.
I think we've got some old bikes.
We stopped cycling because the hills are too steep here
and we've had some work done on the kitchen,
so maybe there'll be one or two items there that we can make use of.
Sounds like Jay will be spoiled for choice.
Ah, hi, Jay, come on in.
Hello, Edwina. Nice to see you. Likewise. Are you all right?
Edwina's home is a 17th-century farmer's cottage.
She shares it with her husband, John, and their two dogs,
chocolate lab George and German shepherd Honey.
The cottage was extended to add new bedrooms and a dining kitchen.
There's a large garden, with three sheds,
full to the brim with goodies galore.
This is nice, isn't it?
So, how long have you been here, then?
We've been here about five years now.
Five years? Yeah.
And this to me looks quite new.
Is this a new part of the house and that's an old bit?
That bit is 400-year-old cottage, with huge beams.
400 years old. Yes. Right.
This part was all brand-new when we bought it.
And it looks like, you're a bit like me, you're a bit of a collector,
aren't you? Hey?
Well, we've often enjoyed going to antique auctions and so on.
You get, you fall in love with something and nobody wants it,
so it becomes ours and it comes home and it likes living with us.
Don't worry, Edwina, we're not after your collectibles,
we're here for the junkables.
This is where the real rubbish is.
Oh, is it? Just about.
This is my domain now? I think so.
So, Jay, what we do have here is we've got some chunks of wood
and concrete lumps.
OK. Looks like you've got... If they are any use to you, you may have them.
All right, that's food for thought then. OK. Thank you.
It's food for thought, but Jay's not biting yet.
We've got two tatty bikes with only three wheels.
I'll keep that one kind of in mind,
because I haven't got an idea of what I could do with a bike.
Food for thought.
Jay's thought is being very well fed today.
But he needs to do a little less thinking and a lot more picking.
There's loads in here.
It's all fishing rods, isn't it?
Look at that!
OK, Jay, impress me.
What could you make out of that?
I know what you could do with this - you can turn this into a light.
Have the wire running through there.
Light dropping out. It's extendable.
There you go. Put it in the ground like that.
Oh, I like it!
Has Jay got his first item?
Food for thought in there.
Ah, I wish he'd picked 'em, just for the "halibut"!
Now this does look interesting in here.
Going to have to ask Edwina about this.
What on earth has struck his fancy in here?
Oh, my goodness! What have you got your eye on here?
I've got my eye on this, this rusty old, I don't know what it is.
Is it a prop? Is it holding this up, or...?
This is an old vine.
This was, we think is about 100 years old.
OK. And it gets very, very heavy with loads and loads of grapes.
And this props it up then because it becomes quite heavy?
My husband tried to throw that away and I thought, no, no,
that's actually serving a purpose, so I put it back.
Oh, you've put it back. He wants to throw it away and you put it back.
Yeah. It's not very pretty, especially when you look in from the other room.
So he's tied the vine up with rather elegant green twine there.
OK. Yeah. So that is redundant.
If you felt that you could make something more beautiful out of it,
I'd be delighted. Yes.
Take it. Thank you.
Jay's got his first item.
Well, this is a rusty old bit of metal, but it's nice.
It is nice. I like it. It's got a lot of character.
Well, he's got it, but I don't think he knows what to do with it yet.
Sarah is on the hunt for her second item at the home of Ann Widdecombe,
who swapped the cut and thrust of politics
for the cha-cha-cha on Strictly Come Dancing.
I'm noticing that fantastic picture.
What a kick! And I was 63 when I did it.
But I certainly couldn't do it now.
For her first item,
Sarah discovered a box full of vintage curtains in Ann's attic.
And she's spied a potential second pick up there, too.
So, Ann, how long have you had these shelves?
I found them when I was going through the cellar of the old constituency
office looking for storage space.
And I found these abandoned.
Right. And I think we used them while I was there a little bit,
but not much. Then at the end I said,
"Well, what's going to happen to these?" and the answer was
nothing, it was going back to the cellar.
So I said well I would take it because I didn't know then how the house would be organised.
I didn't know how the study would be organised.
I didn't really know, but I thought if I say no,
I'll then find that I really could have used them,
while, as it happened, when I sorted out the house,
I had no use for them.
You're not really making the most of them up here, are you?
No. I would be delighted if they could be used for a better purpose.
They are good and sturdy and have lots of potential for people to re-use them.
So they will be great.
Ann looks positively underwhelmed by Sarah's pick of the old office
shelves. Let's hope she's more enthusiastic once they're transformed.
Well, they're quite a sweet set of shelves,
but they have been languishing in Ann's loft.
I think they need repositioning,
brightening up and putting back in the heart of somebody's home.
Thank you so much for letting me see all of your home and I've had a great day. Well, thank you.
I'm intrigued, I don't know why you choose that old rot, but I shall be,
you know, really curious as to what you're going to make of it.
I will try my best to make something because I have to come back and show you.
So, I'll be in touch, but it's been great.
Thank you so much. Thank you. Bye-bye.
I've been amazed at Sarah's enthusiasm for all that old rot in the attic.
I mean, really amazed.
Delighted if she can do anything with it.
So, yeah, I'm looking forward with some anticipation
as to what on earth is going to come.
Ann's attic was a treasure trove for Sarah.
She's taking away two pairs of curtains
and an old shelving unit.
In the Peak District...
What is that?
..Jay has come face-to-face with one-time Member of Parliament
Jay's first tip-bound treasure was this rusty bit of scaffolding.
He spied a possible second earlier on.
But is it destined for the dump?
So this one, I wanted to know what you're going to do with this,
or where's it from? This is a piece of the kitchen.
And it was on the wall and we've just had a new boiler put in.
OK. And it took up, the boiler takes the space where this went.
Oh, I see. So it's had to come off.
I have a feeling that that is ready for recycling.
So, you're going to throw this away?
I think I'll be quite pleased to see that go, actually.
It solves a problem. I'll have this, if that's all right with you?
Yeah, you can have that. Thank you.
That's good. Thank you.
Jay's got himself his second item - a kitchen shelving unit.
The good thing is it's solid.
It's in OK condition.
So we've got a head start on this one.
Thank you for having me in your wonderful home
and giving me all of your rubbish. That was brilliant.
I'm looking forward to see what you do with the rubbish.
You're not the only one. Take it and do magic.
I'll turn it into magic and once I've done that,
I'll come back and show you what I've done.
Is that all right? Lovely. Come here. Take care. OK. You too.
Bye now. Keep smiling.
It's so interesting to see our house and our stuff through somebody
else's eyes. What is rubbish to us, I hope is going to become something
useful or decorative to someone else.
Fascinating, and Jay is lovely.
Jay's not only made a new friend but also got himself the rusty old
scaffolding and the kitchen unit to upcycle
and to try and turn a profit from.
It may be the perfect day for frolicking in the sun,
but with four items found, it's time to get to work.
Sarah's at home in Sussex, raring to get going with her makeover
of the vintage curtains.
Ideal for her, as she's always been a material girl.
Well, who'd have thought that one day I would be making
Ann Widdecombe's 1960s curtains into handbags?
It's curtains for the curtains.
It was actually my grandmother's handbag that I was left that inspired me.
It's here somewhere.
It really is.
That was my grandmother's from the '30s.
It's too battered to use.
I just use it for inspiration now.
Sarah has purchased seven metal clasps from the internet.
She could also have brought a fabric template for under a tenner,
but in order to save some cash, she's going to make her own.
And I'm confident Sarah's got the skills to do it.
I've made the odd handbag before,
but these need to be really neat and really sharp if they're going to be
Got to pay attention.
Not so confident now.
Oh, I don't think that's right.
No, no confidence whatsoever.
Never mind, let's just go for it. I'm sure it will be fine.
Yeah, what could possibly go wrong, Sarah?
You cut it all wrong, waste all the material
and turn up at Ann's door with nothing to show.
I've got some tailor's chalk here.
Looks like I know what I'm doing.
I wouldn't count on it.
This material is commonly referred to as bark cloth
because it has a rough texture like the bark of a tree.
It was fashionable in the '50s and '60s,
which should help give Sarah the retro look she's after.
I've got my two basic shapes there.
So I'm just going to cut them out,
sew them together and find out if those will make a good bag shape.
There's no going back now the scissors are in action.
When working with fabric and especially old material like this,
it's important to cut and sew with the grain.
Cotton cloth, like wood,
has a grain direction
and for the material to hold its shape,
it's best to try and work in line with it.
Looking quite retro.
It may have the retro look,
but does it have the neat lines
and sharp style that Sarah was hoping to achieve?
What d'you think?
Well, I guess it kind of...
Mmm, I suppose.
It might be back to the drawing board.
Yes, I think that's for the best!
Sarah has spent just under ?40 so far.
If she does have to buy a template,
that will put a dent in her potential profit.
In sunny India...
Wait, what, where?
No, that's Brighton Pavilion.
We're in Brighton. Sorry!
Upcycler extraordinaire Emma Walker
has taken delivery of the shelving unit.
Quite basic, quite boring.
They could do with brightening up.
Sarah's in complete agreement with that,
so she's sent along some vintage wallpaper, too.
I think this is really pretty.
And there's nothing Emma loves more than wallpaper.
Emma is a self-taught furniture restyler.
She restores items under the watchful eye of her pooch, Badger,
and restyles them with wallpaper and other materials
to give them a bold new look.
I love using the wallpaper because it does transform
a piece of furniture. It makes it sing.
It breathes new life into it.
Really the furniture and the wallpaper need to be happy together,
otherwise they don't go near each other.
Hello there, Sarah.
Sarah's on the dog and bone.
Oops, sorry Badger, no bone!
Sarah's on the blower to discuss ideas for the transformation.
I did think it would make a really good coffee table.
It's quite big for a coffee table.
What did you think?
I was thinking we could make it into some sort of storage unit,
maybe with little legs.
Really, amazing. That sounds great.
Emma's idea is to make a tallboy-style cabinet
using the wallpaper to create a patchwork effect.
OK, cheerio, bye.
I have to think where to put some other shelves.
And a couple of doors.
So, there's a little bit of carpentry to do.
Transforming these shelves into a cabinet looks like a whole lot
of carpentry to me.
Carpentry isn't my first skill,
or my second or third, but
I think I should be able to manage this one.
It will just take a little bit of trial and error, maybe.
A bit more time than a proper professional carpenter.
That's the can-do attitude we love and I'm sure you're not that bad.
Whoops! OK, I take that back.
Flying wood. I'll probably use that for something.
I shall be keeping this.
To begin, Emma is taking apart the shelves
and will re-use the timber to make her cabinet.
When using a chisel,
it's important to maintain a firm grip on the handle
in order to guide the force of the hammer impact.
Pretty much the opposite of that.
Also ensure the hammer head strikes the chisel smack bang in the centre
to avoid finger injuries.
Oh, yes, like that!
I might not use that bit.
Emma's getting her groove on with the hand saw.
Just making the groove.
The secret to a successful sawing action
is to use long strokes so that each tooth does its job.
Don't force it. This will cause the teeth to jam
and will dull their edge.
Nearly there. It's supposed to be "draw, don't saw",
but it rarely is with me.
I'm a big fan of Emma's work, but this is slow progress.
I think the cabinet idea might be a bit ambitious.
Emma agreed a budget of ?120 for the cabinet,
but the way this is going, Sarah might have a long wait for it.
It's an all-action upcycling odyssey
into the unknown for Sarah and Emma.
Strutting his stuff in the back alleys of Wolverhampton
is Jay with the kitchen shelves.
I wonder what magical makeover he's planned for them?
I've got this very heavy kitchen shelving unit
and what I'm going to turn it into, wait for it...
is another shelving unit.
Oh, that's not so magical.
Jay's just pulling our leg.
His shelves will have a rather more radical design.
So that's the shape that I'm thinking of doing.
Cutting my shelves into that.
It looks like a mountain
but it's going to be a shelf, I'm telling you.
It will be and you can stack books in it and everything.
Hm, what type of books would go in there?
My shelving unit's going to be something that's got style,
a little bit of charisma.
This is going to really look, um...
The bee's knees.
Sorry, bee's knees, bee's knees. Sorry, Jay!
To maximise his profit, Jay wants his stylish and charismatic shelving
unit to be a fully upcycled project.
He's taking care not to damage any of the pine panels.
He's even going to re-use the screws.
So all the screws are out.
Just got to bang that up.
Hopefully it will come apart.
Famous last words!
There we go! Done.
Real smooth, Jay!
Speaking of which, he's using an electric sander
to remove the paint from the pine and expose the grain.
He has chosen light pastel shades to repaint the timber,
which, when dry, will leave the natural wood grain visible.
Because this timber is quite thick
you don't want something that's dark -
that's going to make the shelf look quite heavy.
So I've gone for two beautiful colours.
Look at that.
Nice and light. Once they're on the timber, gonna look gorgeous.
Jay hopes his bold colour choice
will give the shelf the charisma he's after.
He's using a non-toxic mineral-based paint,
which will give a vibrant finish.
But the most important thing, it's better for the environment.
When it comes to colour choices, Jay is in his comfort zone,
but to construct his design,
he's got to make sure he gets his angles spot on.
Now, this is a lovely bit of kit.
What it does is it cuts the angles in exactly the way that I need them.
But, I've only got a little bit of this timber,
so I've got to be really careful as to the angles I cut.
Let's get to it.
One wrong cut, and Jay may have to buy some new pine,
and that would hit his profit margin hard.
Jay's using leftover paint, so his only expense is ?5 on sanding pads.
Here's hoping he's got his angles right.
Edinburgh. The city's skyline is dominated by the ancient fortress
where the Scottish kings and queens of old sat upon their throne.
Working in its shadow is Kev Paxton,
the man Jay has chosen to transform this old bit of scaffy.
Kev worked as an industrial blacksmith for over 20 years
before giving it up to pursue his passion,
forging reclaimed metal into works of art,
inspired by the rugged beauty of the Scottish countryside
and its wildlife.
My job has now become an obsession.
I'm one of these people who need to be doing something full-on.
It's not half measures, it's got to be full-on.
So you take a cold, hard piece of metal,
you heat it up and if you've got a bit of imagination,
you can do whatever you want with that.
You walk out the workshop at night.
You close the doors, you can look back and you go, "I like that."
Has this hunk of junk fired up Kev's artistic inspiration?
All right, Kev. How are you doing? Are you all right?
I'm good, thanks. Good.
Jay's on the phone to find out his ideas for it.
On my commute to work today, I noticed like millions of daffodils
on the roadside
and I think we should maybe just make sort of wee happy daffodils,
a wee daffodil sculpture or something like that.
So daffodils. That's quite cool!
Jay's given the go-ahead to Kev's iron flowers
with the idea that he can sell them as garden ornaments.
But Kev has his concerns that there's more rust here
than actual metal.
When we open up the metal,
it's possibly going to be rusty inside and it may be quite poor quality.
It may just fall to bits when we start heating it.
Hopefully sticks together. If not, there's always
a Plan B, C, D, Z maybe!
Now you tell us!
Can we get Jay back on the phone?
Oh, look at those sparks fly!
Kev is using an angle grinder to cut away the worst of the rusty bits.
He's hoping to create six flowers.
Each will be made up of a stem, six leaves and the flower head.
Kev is beginning with the leaves.
I do them all different.
If we look at a daffodil in real life, you know, they're not all identical.
Mother Nature doesn't do that.
So we'll do them so they're all slightly different.
For cutting out fine shapes like the leaves,
Kev uses a plasma torch.
It's similar to a blowtorch, but it has a finer tip,
which makes it better for intricate jobs.
Now that he's started working with the iron,
is Kev happy that it won't simply crumble into rust dust?
We don't know if it's going to work, so the challenge is there.
May I be so bold as to say perhaps a little bit more delicate
with the hammer?
Jay and Kev agreed a fee of ?350
for the iron daffodil garden ornaments.
I have no idea how much plans B, C, D or Z will cost, though!
Back at Sarah's workshop, she's ready to reveal her handiwork.
Every handbag you buy is always stuffed with something
to make it look plump, so I'm going to stuff mine.
Sarah's plan was to transform these vintage curtains
into retro handbags.
So, without further ado, it's time to raise the curtain.
Well, aren't these delightful?
Sarah has used the orange curtain with its woven floral design
as the inlay and the bold bark cloth fabric for the outside,
finished with a retro metal clasp.
Sarah was inspired by her grandmother's handbag
which she kept as a memento
and they certainly have a touch of granny chic about them.
I'd say they have a rather elegant look.
Perfect for anyone looking for a little yesteryear style.
After a bit of hard work,
I've managed to make seven handbags and they actually look,
well, quite like handbags.
They look quite retro and that will make them saleable, hopefully.
Sarah wasn't hoping for long.
Her home-made handbags were snapped up by Kate,
the owner of a vintage shop in Brighton.
Delighted with the bags.
They're brilliant. They're exactly what we like here in Flock.
Fingers crossed for an equally happy ending in Brighton,
where Emma and Badger are awaiting Sarah's imminent arrival
to give the thumbs up or down to the cabinet.
This makeover has been a cheerful learning process for Emma.
I've thoroughly enjoyed this project.
Taught myself a few... Used a few pieces of machinery
I haven't used before - chop saw, edge trimmer.
Erm, I did a bit of soft carpentry for this
that needed to be done.
Emma's idea was to transform the shelving unit into a cabinet.
Let's see what she's created with her new set of skills.
I know one thing, she hasn't made a cabinet.
But I also know they look rather lovely.
Emma has created seven individual coat racks and shelves
from the timber reclaimed from the shelving unit,
while the shelves were austere and ominously large,
these are quaint and charming.
They have a homely warmth accentuated by Emma's
use of vintage wallpaper.
I love their home-spun charm.
However, Sarah is expecting a cabinet,
which these most certainly are not.
Like I said, keep your fingers and paws crossed that Sarah likes them.
Hi, how are you doing? I'm fine.
Is that them? Yes.
Well, tell me what you think. I had to smash them up.
Are they my shelves?
I had to smash them up.
I have got a little bit left.
It is so far away from what I was expecting,
but in the best possible way.
I'm really pleased about that.
The shelves really needed an update, but you've created something lovely,
using what you were given.
Really cool. Well, I learnt a bit of what I call soft carpentry as well.
It's really screw and glue.
And I used the chop saw for the first time and an edge trimmer.
I've used one of those to get the nice rounded edges there.
And other different...
It does make a big difference.
You've done a great job. Are you pleased with them?
I'm pleased with them. I think they're quite pretty.
They took some time because I was...
I don't really do a lot of carpentry.
That took a bit of time, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It was like I made my own workshop
instead of going to a Saturday workshop I...
You made it up as you went along.
Brilliant! That's what I do.
Budget - ?120 is what we discussed.
I'm just going to stick at that because of,
I could have paid that to go to a workshop.
And you've learnt on the job? Yeah.
Brilliant! That's great for me and as transformations go,
you've nailed that one. Excellent!
They may not be what Sarah expected,
but she's more than happy with what she's got.
I'm happy Sarah's happy.
I'm happy that I broke those shelves up and turned them into
seven different items.
I know someone else who's happy -
Lynn, who brought the items to sell
at a unique home furnishing shop in Surrey.
These are the sort of things Packhouse really do like because
they're very vintage and it's very much in mode at the moment.
Now Sarah's on her way to upcycling cynic Ann's house
with a pocket full of profit.
I can't believe that anybody could make anything out of all that old tat.
I'm curious, very curious to see what she's done with them.
Hello, Sarah. Hi there. Lovely to see you again.
Hi. Come on in. Thank you very much.
I'm dying to see what you've got there.
And your wait is over.
Now the shelves that we took away,
they were sent to Brighton to a lovely lady named Emma,
who specialises in using wallpaper to update things.
So your shelf now looks like a set of shelving.
She's managed to make seven pieces of shelving
from all of those bits of wood that were in your shelves.
Heavens! So she has had a really good go at it.
Good heavens. Made some little ones. What do you think of that?
I think the constituency would be very pleased that their cast-offs
actually had such a life. So I've got some money here for that.
It was ?50. Oh!
Not bad at all. A good start, I think.
And then the curtains that I took from you.
I worked on the curtains
and so I thought they had a really lovely retro look
that translated very well into handbags.
Do you recognise that material?
Well done, Sarah, that's incredible.
That's really incredible.
There was ?145.65 worth of profit from those.
So all together here, I have a total for you
for your shelves and for your curtains of ?195 there.
Gracious me. And 65p there.
That is fantastic!
You've no idea how appreciated that will be because that little goat
sanctuary, to them, that's gold.
That's gold. That's where it's going, is it?
That's where it's going. It's going to the Buttercups goats' sanctuary,
in my old constituency of Maidstone, Kent.
Thank you so much for letting me come back. Thank you.
I'm pleased that's going to such a lovely place. That's marvellous. Thank you very much. Thank you.
Any time you want to raid my attic!
Well, I did like quite a few things up there, actually.
Here we go again!
I think that's a great result for the charity.
As I say, it's a very tiny one.
It doesn't get a lot of money and every pound counts.
So nearly ?200 out of the blue for a load of old rubbish.
Sarah sold the shelves for ?170.
Minus Emma's costs,
Sarah was left with a profit of ?50.
The handbags sold for ?185.
Take away Sarah's spend,
that left her with a profit
Added together, Ann has ?195.65
to donate to Buttercups goat sanctuary in Maidstone.
Jay's in his Wolverhampton workshop
getting ready to reveal the fruits of his labour.
Jay's plan was to transform the kitchen unit into,
and I'm quoting the man himself here,
"a stylish and charismatic book shelf."
It's certainly got a style of its own.
And as for charisma, once seen, it will never be forgotten.
Jay has removed the cream-coloured paint and exposed the natural grain
of the pine wood,
adding a little pop with the pastel colours painted on
the underside of the pyramid-shaped shelves.
Now, I just need to figure out where the actual books go.
Now this is finally done and I'm even impressed with this one.
I didn't think it would come out as good as it has.
This is the perfect place.
Look at this,
to house your books. I know these are not books.
I can hear you. These are just offcuts.
So on there.
Look at that!
All I've got to do now is get selling this one.
The shelves weren't on the shelf for long.
They were bought by Kevin, who owns a lifestyle boutique in Shropshire.
This is a great modern piece
and someone will snap this up in next to no time.
In Edinburgh, Kev is smoothing out the edges to his daffodil
garden ornaments before the boss man arrives.
I'm looking forward to Jay turning up today.
I'm just hoping Jay likes it as much as we do.
We think it's rather cool.
Kev's happy with his handy work.
Let's see how he's transformed this rusty hunk of junk.
These are blooming brilliant!
Kev has created two iron sculptures which are graceful and elegant,
yet strong and sturdy.
His skilful forging of the iron to create the delicate leaves
shows a master at work.
Each sculpture has a different finish.
One is galvanised, which means it will remain rust-free,
while the weather will form a dark aged look on the other.
I'm impressed by Kev's artistry,
but it's time to find out what Jay thinks.
Kev. Look at this, man.
How are you doing? I'm very good. Now I'm even better.
Hold on a minute, let me just take it in.
When you said to me, I'm going to make you daffodils, I'm like "daffodils".
You didn't say they was going to look as good as this, did you? Yes, they're pretty.
Come on, man, you're being modest there! Yeah. They're OK.
What I gave you was a rusty old stand that was propping up an old tree and what have you.
But you've turned it into something beautiful. Some things turn out OK.
We've got a big scrap skip outside though, so sometimes it doesn't.
So what have you done here, then?
These three are the galvanised ones so they'll never, well,
25 years they'll never rust.
If you put it outside, because it's galvanised it won't get rusty? No.
And this one will... It will weather. It will weather, or age.
Rustic. The budget was ?350.
Was we able to stick to that? We bettered it.
We're under. ?300.
Seriously? Yeah. Yeah.
You've done me so proud, son. Nice one! I'm liking that.
No worries. So you've come under budget.
Why? I've worked on a wee bit.
I've got peace at night when everybody goes home,
I get a wee bit of peace, things happen a wee bit quicker.
Right. So I locked the door and done it quicker than I thought I could.
Coming in under budget means there's a potential for a healthy profit,
with Kev's fantastic transformation.
It will be sad to see them go. We kind of like them.
I'll maybe have to make some for my own garden now.
Jay's on his way to Edwina's home to tell her what became of her two
pieces of rubbish.
I don't really mind at all what he's done with them.
I'm just burning with curiosity to see.
That sounds like an unpleasant sensation.
Hello. Hello Jay, nice to see you. Likewise. Are you OK?
I'm fine. Come on in. OK.
Jay knows how to douse Edwina's flaming inquisitiveness.
I'm not going to keep you in any more suspense.
I'm going to let you know what I've done with the items.
So that is your shelf unit.
That's lovely! Into a different kind of shelf.
These are part of the unit, so I've cut 'em.
Brilliant. At a 45-degree angle. And I've painted inside.
Yeah. So it looks like it's... That's handsome.
So I'm pleased to tell you, on this one, we made ?60 profit.
Oh, brilliant! That's excellent. Excellent.
Well done. And for your prop that was propping up the tree outside,
we've made metal daffodils.
Oh, they're gorgeous!
DOG BARKS Yes, well, the dog agrees entirely.
And look, it's surrounded by all the bluebells.
How beautiful is that!
That has been sold as well.
Go on, tell me how much.
This one we got ?150 profit.
Wow! And you've got two of them.
We've got, the two of them were sold together, so ?150 in total.
Brilliant! And I have...
?210 for you.
Brilliant! Is that OK? That's going to go to our charity.
It's a local one here called Blythe House Hospice.
What do they do? They look after people with terminal illnesses
but also they help people going through chemotherapy or been
diagnosed with cancer and their families. Brilliant!
I want to say to you, this has been a pleasure...
Has it? ..from start to finish.
Every single minute.
Great! Thank you. You take care now.
There's something heart-warming about being able to take two bits of
rubbish which were heading to the tip and turning them into something
attractive and useful
and really rather beautiful.
Jay sold the shelves for ?65.
Minus his costs, he was left with a profit of ?60.
The daffodil garden ornaments
sold to a private buyer for ?450.
Take away Kev's spend
that gave Jay a profit of ?150.
Added together, Edwina has ?210
to donate to local charity the Blythe House Hospice.
Sarah and Jay have rejuvenated four pieces of celebrity junk.
Tip-bound trash has been transformed into little treasures.
Unwanted items that could have ended up in landfill
have been given a new lease of life.
Well, four things that were living under a cloud
of going into a skip...
Have had the creative light shone upon them.
And there really was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
and that has gone off to two fantastic charities.
With some answers that may surprise you.
BUZZER David Hasselhoffal.
Sarah and Jay scour the homes of former politicians Ann Widdecombe and Edwina Currie, hoping to sniff out four unwanted and unloved items they can make-over and transform into cash for charity. Ann's attic proves to be an Aladdin's cave of items crying out to be upcycled, while Jay is spoilt for choice in his search to rejuvenate junk from Edwina's home. Sarah hopes to impress Ann with the help of furniture re-styler Emma Walker, while artist blacksmith Kev Paxton is on hand to work wonders with Edwina's rubbish.