Find It Fix It Flog It (2016-2022): Season 2, Episode 24 - Episode #2.24 - full transcript

Near the Malvern Hills, Henry converts two saddles into bar stools, while Simon makes a profit on a 1960s kitchen cupboard.

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Hey-hey!

The homes of Britain are
stacked with old possessions.

Now I've got my first item!

What looks like junk can actually
be worth a pretty penny.

I've just got a little bit excited.

Cor, haven't seen one
that big, darling, for a while!

Henry Cole and Simon O'Brien
are here to help turn that clutter

into hard cash.

We're going to get great money
for them.

For Henry and his mechanic...
I don't think you should be looking
at that, mate.

...it's all about restoring retro
relics and vintage classics...



Oh, yes!

...whilst upcycling genius Simon
and his restorer

love turning everyday objects into
fantastic furniture.

That's perfect!

Look, feast your eyes.
I reckon you've done great things.

INDISTINCT SHOUTING

Despite their different approaches,
they make the old turn into gold.

Going back with you, Alan,
is £6,380.

Wow. What am I going to do
with all that?

Today...

...Henry channels his inner beast...

I reckon these are pukka.
What do I look like?

Some rare breed?

Kind of. I was thinking more
Viking, actually. Oooh!



...Simon's shirking...

Do you know what I'm going to do
with this? Give it to Gemma.

...whilst at the valuation, Henry
indulgences his feminine side.

I've got to see the hairy
super biker Henry Cole!

SIMON LAUGHS

I love the Cotswolds.

Well, you should do, mate,
because I think it's one of the most

beautiful places, obviously, in the
UK, cos I live here.

It is. You can always tell when
somewhere's pretty.

It's packed full of celebrities
hiding out.

Hey, do you want a list? Go on.

Me.

Celebrities, I said.

No, don't think I know any!

Yes, today, the boys are on their
way to the first

of their two locations.

Henry's chosen his home
turf in the Cotswolds -

home to Liz Hurley, Kate Moss
and someone who Henry knows

called Dom.

You are going to be amazed. Why?
Because my mate Dom

has the best little antiques shop

in a little town called Lechlade.

And he has, I think, some of the
most beautiful little items

in his shop

but we are going to his sheds
out the back.

I, Simon, have decided

that you're worth it.

Dom's shop stocks garden furniture,
items from house clearances

and even a sneaky bit of motoring memorabilia.

We've got lots of sheds out the
back where we keep

lots of excess stock.

There's lots of things here
and I'm sure we'll have no problem

finding some interesting items.

Dom. Henry. How are you doing?

Good, mate. Lovely to see you.
This is Simon. Dom.

Pleased to meet you. Hello,
Simon. You all right?

He's on what I'd like to call
a day out today.

Dom, I'm very, very excited.
How long have you had this place?

We've been here nearly three
years now. OK. Yeah.

And if we do make some money,
what will you spend it on?

More stock, as always.

Dom, thank you so much.
Great to see you.

Have a good afternoon. We'll have a
wander. Thank you very much indeed.

Thank you. Cheers, mate.
We'll see you later. Take care.

BOTH TALK AT ONCE

So, the boys are off to find two
items each that they can fix,

then flog for good money.

And Simon's Spidey-senses
are already tingling.

What about this?
Oh, yeah, OK. I see it.

That's kind of a little
kind of shelving, you know.

Exactly. A little shelving unit.
You know how saleable they are.

The shelving unit was
home-made and it's a true one-off.

So it's sure to make up
a pretty profit if picked.

It's a bit rusty and all that,
but... You can say that again.

Yeah, look at that. It's solid.

And actually,

it may look rusty but it ain't...
It's not far gone, is it?

It's all right, innit?

Of all the things, of all the myriad
of things around us...

...that's caught my eye.

When you follow your instincts,
it usually works out.

So they are a winner.

So Simon's gone for metal,
while Henry's gone all cutesy.

I don't know what's come over me.
Firstly, I bring you here.

And secondly,
I'm looking at a green bucket...

...which is home-made.
I'm feeling very uncomfortable.

You know those weird films
where aliens take over someone?

That's what's happened to Henry.

Perhaps I've spent too long
with you.

Well... Have you thought of it
like that?

This gardener's tool bucket
is not an original trug,

which is normally a basket weaved
from willow and chestnut.

However, this charming home-made
version has caught Henry's eye.

And, look,

it's got all the old tools in
it... type vibe.

It looks as though it's
been loved at one time.

Well, I'm going to give the love
back, man.

And Henry's loving mood
is catching,

as Simon spots something special.

Look at this, man! It's lovely.

That is beautiful.

Have you ever seen one so long?
It's an old counter or a bar

or something.

I reckon it's a counter from a shop
or something. A very big shop.

Simon's spotted a counter
from a haberdashery

from the late 19th century,
which is made from pine.

If you imagine splitting that
on the angle,

turning it round and you then have
a huge kitchen island.

Shelves on one side, beautiful
woodwork on the other side.

Better than anything you could buy
and you'd save yourself thousands.

It's such a shame, actually,

that we don't have a place or a
thought in mind

of where we could actually sell
that, cos something

like that counter
is utterly, utterly beautiful.

And with no-one in mind,
plus the worry of trying

to sell on something so big,

the boys give it a swerve.

Wow, a lot of nice stuff, man.
Oh, look at this.

Hey, look. It's a treasure trove,
isn't it?

You know what that's named after?

What? My great-great-great uncle.

What? Gladstone bag.

Henry has a bag that's
named after his family.

Ridiculous.

Yes, it's true.

Henry's distant uncle was William Gladstone,

who was Liberal Prime Minister
on three occasions

under Queen Victoria.

That just really shows that
I'm the black sheep of the family.

But one thing that black sheep
Henry is good at

is sniffing out motoring memorabilia.

Oh, hang on, mate.

That is up my street.

If there's one thing that's
selling really well at the moment,

it's vintage tools.

And in Dom's pile of vintage tools
was a foot pump.

There we are. More hot air than
normally comes out!

The design of pneumatic foot pumps
hasn't changed in 80 years,

but Henry looks like he's unearthed
a domestic Dunlop model

from the '40s.

It is going to clean up beautifully.

Are you happy?

Mate, I'm happy.

So I...may have got two items.

Well, I...may have got two items
as well.

How do we get through there?

Simon's spotted a wicker basket,
a perennial favourite to restore.

Ho-ho! You've got to have a basket.
Do you know what?

That's beautiful.

Yet again, a bit of creativity,
you could add some value.

Well... Know what I mean? That's
what we're going to try and do.

Basketry is a lost art almost.

The work that goes into them
is beautiful.

Do you know what I'm going to do
with this?

Put logs in it?
Give it to Gemma. Ha!

And also I know Gemma will love it,
so I won't have to do anything.

Great item.

So, happy with their haul
of interesting artefacts,

they present their findings to Dom.

Have a good root around?
Very, very happy indeed.

Good. I'm glad. Now, look, right, that...

I mean, what do you reckon?

And old trug. I want to show
you that even something like that

with a plastic bit-of-hose handle...

...can be repurposed into something
that actually is lovely

and could be
worth some money, potentially.

Completely agree.

The next thing is utterly beautiful
to me. Stunning, isn't it?

Yet again,
how old do you reckon that is?

I would have thought late '40s.

Yeah, I reckon. So, that's me.
Si?

Let's start with those shelves on
the end.

I mean, you know, they're nothing

but intrinsically they're a useful thing.

And this, baskets...
You see them everywhere.

But that one is in good shape.
It's in good order. It's solid.

It's in good order. Look at the
work that's gone into that.

Yeah. I just absolutely
love these things.

So, if it's OK with you, we're
going to take these four items away.

All good. I think you chose well. Brilliant.

Right, Dom. Thank you so much.
Not a problem at all.

Absolutely always a joy.
Always a pleasure.

Coming up...

Guy finds Henry's true use...

What would I do without you?

...Simon is struggling...

This is driving me mad.

...and King Henry IX is revealed.

Is it a crown?

For a very large horse's head?
For your big head!

Dukes of junk Simon O'Brien and
Henry Cole are finding scrap, fixing

and flogging it,
hopefully for good money.

And Henry's back home
in Oxfordshire

where he has a surprise
for Guy Willison,

his partner in restoration.

I never know whether this
is because it's really good

or rubbish. Go.

Now, I know, before you
say anything, right...

Is that it? Look, I know

it's not the normal item. I should
be bringing a motorbike

or something like that but... Yeah.

Be creative. The obvious thing
is to get this green paint off

and have a look at the
wood underneath

before we make a decision. Hopefully
it's lovely and when it is waxed

and wood-stained and whatever,
that'll look lovely... Yeah?

Bin the handle. For sure.

And I think a lovely sort of like
sailing, thick rope handle

might look rather lovely if the
wood's nice.

But Henry has always got a bit
of metal to dazzle Guy with.

All right, the other thing
is this, mate, which I think

you might like. Yeah? Much better.

Which is that.
In fact, beautiful.

Henry's plan is to take the pump
apart, clean it all up and give it

a lick of paint.

Look, a couple of items.
You take that, I'll take this.

Let's get on with it.

And they do.

Whilst Henry sands the trug, Guy
starts by dismantling the pump.

But, er... you do know how to put
it back together again,

don't you, Guy?

Basically, I'm doing a very simple
sketch of the components and how

they came apart.

Phew. Well, at least
you've got a system.

Hopefully we can't go wrong.

Pneumatic tyre pumps

have been around for as long
as there have been inflatable tyres.

Mass-produced tyres were patented
to by John Boyd Dunlop in Scotland

in the 19th century,

first for bikes,
then later for cars,

and Guy needs to get on his bike

and finish polishing this cylinder.

It is copper over the top of brass.

But the copper's coming off
cos it's so pitted.

With Guy's discovery,
it means the cylinder has

a truly unique finish.

It's still got a trace of the copper
on it, which I think is beautiful,

but I think we should leave it
like this - it's rather unusual.

I can't wait to paint the rest
of it and get it back together.

In Liverpool,

Simon also can't wait to show
off his items to his restorer

Gemma Longworth.

HE HUMS

This is a lovely big basket!

It just needs a clean-up.
I can do some of my magic on that.

It's definitely a good item.

It's useful for anybody.

Second item - well, it's not quite
as aesthetically beautiful

at the moment perhaps. Not quite.

No. Not quite. Then we actually just

seal the shelves as they are,

with all this patina
on them. Mm-hm.

Then, by polishing the frame,
you're saying,

"We've done this on purpose."
It's not

just a rusty set of old shelves. OK.

I can see what you're thinking.
Yeah? That could work. Yeah.

So this is an easy split, isn't it?
Definitely. OK?

You go with the basket,
I'll go and get polishing.

Yes, that's fine.

And Simon's good to his word,

as he buffs up his frame using a
drill with a wire-wool attachment.

I have to take my hat off to Guy.

You know, this is driving me mad.

Whilst Simon struggles
with frustration,

Gemma is happy as Larry as she sets
about painting the basket.

I've chose a nice blue
satin finish.

With a trick as simple as
ordinary satin paint,

you can modernise the look
of an old wicker basket.

Gemma hopes to increase
its value by turning it

into a lined toy basket.

That's the first layer on the basket

and, from what I can tell,
on the face...

...I'm going to leave that to dry
and then apply another coat.

Whilst Gemma gets wicked
with the wicker,

in Oxford Guy is also
on painting duty.

The trug has been sanded and Guy
is painting an undercoat.

I think it'll look really lovely
with the rope handles and the brass.

The brass is used to create strong
fastenings for the rope handles.

He starts by cutting thin strips.

I'm just annealing this brass

because I've got to bend it on
quite a tight curve.

Annealing is a heat
process whereby a metal

is heated to a specific temperature,
then allowed to cool slowly.

This softens the metal,

which means it can be cut
and shaped more easily,

so Guy can fashion any
shape he wants.

Meanwhile, Henry is enlisted to give
the pump mechanism a fresh look

with some black paint.

I love this metal paint.

As it dries, it kind of fills
in the gaps and the lines

and the brush marks,

so, you know, you can watch it just
turn into something lovely,

but it's coming on nice.

Over in Liverpool,

Gemma gets scrubbing
the shelves for Simon.

I'm going to try and get some of the
excess rust off with some wire wool.

Now, the aim is to keep these
looking quite rusty anyway,

so I don't have to do too much work.

Gemma is distressing the metal
to create a level look of rust

across the entire shelf.

Right.

Well, I think that's finished.

She's going to use
a clear matte varnish

to enhance its rustic appeal.

It's just going to seal the metalwork

and protect it slightly

and you won't even see it
once it's on there.

That's the idea.

OK, I think I got all of that.

I'll leave that to dry.

In Oxfordshire, Henry's
inspecting Guy's polishing job.

What do you reckon?

Oh, my God, that's beautiful.

Isn't that lovely?

Cor, that's come out lovely

and I'll tell you what is lovely

about it as well,

is you've still left some
of that copper stuff on there.

Yeah. Yeah. I was wondering,
should I remove that?

But I think it's quite nice like
that, don't you? No, it's great.

It just shows age and purpose.

Age and purpose? That could be
your nickname, boys!

So Guy and Henry tackle the hose.

That doesn't look repairable,
does it?

No. OK, so, look, right?

So if we lob that off... Yeah.

...and cut that off

and then reseat that.

Get that off somehow.

Oh, hmm. Yeah.

And then it is actually
long enough anyway.

Yeah.

So Guy starts cutting and provides
Henry with a vital role.

What would I do without you?

It's going through nicely.

Having cut the hose,

they move on to the trug restoration

and Henry spots a chance
for some payback.

The trug is dried and now it's
time to decide who paints it blue.

We're going to flip a coin.
OK. Are you ready? Yeah.

And if you call it right,
you're painting.

OK. OK.

Tails, because tails never fails.

Tails it is - you're painting it.

Good luck, mate. Oh, OK.

I'll be back in a while. OK.

I do find painting
fairly therapeutic,

I do like it.

As long as I'm not being
hassled by His Lordship.

No danger of that when

Henry's on a mission to find some
stuff to fix, which is what he's

doing in Somerset.

For Simon's choice of location,
a horse farm owned

by Sabrina Willis.

We do a few house clearances,

we go to auctions and I see all
this lovely stuff that's not

going for a lot and I just
can't help my hand going up.

It's like, "Yes! I'll have that."

And you're going
to absolutely love her.

It's a complete change of direction.

And it's this way. Come on.

Oh, I hope I trust you.

Sabrina, how are you? Hi.
Hi, Sabrina, I'm Henry.

Hi, Henry. Sabrina, would you
just tell me one thing?

Are the horses involved today?

I'm afraid they are

because they live in here
as well as my furniture.

If we did make you some money,

what would you spend it on?
My lovely animals, of course.

So we're going to help Sabrina
look after her lovely animals

and make a bit of space.
That sounds good.

Thanks, Sabrina. I like it.

Is it this way? It is -
but mind the horses.

There's a big one in there
that just might bite you.

We'll give him a wide berth
but we'll get stuck into everything

else if that's OK. But you carry on.
Thank you very much indeed.

Thank you so much.
You're going in first. I am.

The boys have to find two items
each with profit potential.

But first, some horseplay.

Is that a large oil tank? Hello!

You are big, aren't you?
Oh, no, it's got a head. Wow!

You're not going to bite us,
are you? You're fantastic.

That's huge, man, isn't it?
It is. Huh? Now, Henry. Yeah?

See those ones over there? Yep.

Are they small or far away?

I think a bit of both.

Now what do you reckon?

Look at them!
I think they're just very small.

Hello, mate. What's your name?

Small person.
They're fantastic, aren't they?

Aren't they cool?

Come on, boys, enough
horsing around.

It's time to saddle up and
get on with it.

Check this out.
Yeah, that's well cool.

So what is that, a kind of
chandelier vibe?

Yeah, I think it's for candles,
innit? I think.

Oh, I tell you what it could be.
Is it a crown?

For a very large horse head.
Yeah, for your big head.

SIMON LAUGHS

That lovely kind of...

...Gothic iron and brass candle
chandelier, as I termed it,

a "candelier".

Hey, guess what. What?

I've got my first definite item.

Sabrina will buy another horse
pretty quick. There you go.

So, with one item bagged,
Simon gallops into the next barn.

HE CHUCKLES

Yeah, well, that's got your name
written all over it, hasn't it? Eh?

It's a '50s thing, innit?

Oh, mate, look, it's beautiful.
Yeah. It's cool, innit?

Look, desk vibe going on.
Here you go. Yeah.

Really, really saleable piece,
that, it will be once

Gemma's done her work on it.

You're right, Simon, there's a huge
market for authentic vintage

British design.

That means... Yeah. ..I've got my
two items, so I'm going to go

and saddle up and ride off
into the sunset.

Simon is 2-0 up and I'm...
Well, you could call it floundering.

But something is soon
galloping to Henry's rescue.

Cop that. What?

That.

Wow.

I'm going to get a bridle
for you in a bit.

I'm going to saddle you up.

For me, horsepower normally
comes in a V-twin, hm?

But pair of saddles, why not?
For an equestrian theme, mate...

Yeah. Hey?

Stools.

Couple of stools.
Very creative of you.

You can be very good when you
stop horsing around.

NAY! I agree.

But I'm feeling better now, mate,
I'm feeling in the mood. OK.

Are you settling? Yeah. Come on.

So Henry's saddled up
his first item

and Simon is in a helpful mood.

I'm so happy with my two items,

I'm going to help you
find your last one.

Look, I've got two items,
but they're just classified as one.

There we go. Two stools. Look, look,
look, look, look. There you go.

Here you go.
What is it, a coffee table?

Chandelier? Candles like...

When I'm struggling for a second
item, Simon often sticks

his oar in, relatively
unwelcome sometimes.

These chairs have
a certain style to them.

They're metal. Ah, thanks, mate.

That.

Then I spy a beautiful tallboy

chest of drawers.

Henry has to be careful
with this tallboy

as, in the antique furniture stakes,
restoration rather than upcycling

brings in the money.

If an item is beautiful,

don't change it, man,
just restore it.

If Sabrina wants to buy
a horse... Yeah?

...I've got to have lots of

polish, lots of elbow grease
and not a lot of direct cost,

and that is worth good money. 2-2.

And talking of Sabrina... Mm-hm?

...let's go and find her. Good plan.

Time to see if Sabrina thinks
their items are thoroughbreds

or more suited
to the knacker's yard.

So, you know, we've had
such a lovely day here,

we really have. We love your horses
and we love your treasure. Good.

Can I go first? Yeah, you go first.
So, now, look,

tell me about that tallboy
chest of drawers there.

That was my great-grandfather's.
Was it?

And I think he just used
it for tools.

Well, I think it's lovely and I'm
going to polish it

and just make it nice. You'll love
it, I promise. I'll trust you
on that one.

The next item, perhaps I could
really step out of my comfort zone

and go to a very different
kind of horsepower.

So if it's OK, those are my two
items. I think that's a great idea.

Now, for me,

let's start with this
funky chandelier.

I'd really like to just polish up
the brass parts and turn it

into a beautiful
candelabra... candelier.

It gives my husband one less job
to do. This lovely thing here.

What do you think?
Is it 1950s, would we say?

I think it's 1950s. Yeah.

And it actually came
from a farm sale

just up the road.

OK, you can see it needs a bit
of TLC but it's all there.

So that is us, we're happy, we've
had a fabulous time and

we're going to go away and make as
much money as possible

for your beautiful horses, how's
that? That sounds good to me.

Cheers, Sabrina.
We've had a lovely time.

If we get a horsebox, we can put
everything in the back of it

and drag it off.

Come on. Good thought!

Coming up...

...Simon makes Gemma happy.
I LOVE this.

...Henry makes Guy fret...

Mm, saddles...
Deeply worrying, deeply worrying.

...and at the valuation,
Adam makes a truthful observation.

Nice to see something not kind
of powdercoated and lurid for once.

All right, steady on, Adam.
I'm just saying! OK.

Henry Cole and Simon O'Brien
are turning tat into treasure.

They both picked two items
from Sabrina's horse farm

and Simon is back in Liverpool
showing off his 1950s cabinet.

I love this! It's great, isn't it?

It's got that 1950s vibe going on.
Yeah!

Most importantly, even though
we have a door missing,

the door is here and all our
original handles are here.

We've even got the little bit
of original trim

and, apart from that, over to you.

So, I mean, just leave this me. Yeah.

The boy done good.

But what will Gemma think of his
next item, the Gothic candelabra?

So, look, there's
your ceiling rose. Mm-hm.

That'll look lovely... Yeah.
...up there and then...

we've got this
really nice ironwork here,

so let's polish up the brass
but only kind of semi clean,

you know, just get the grinder...
Mm-hm. ..on the ironwork.

Bang! Yeah? Perfect. OK? Yeah.

Gemma can barely contain herself
as she tackles the cabinet.

Her first job is to remove
the drawers and doors

to allow her full access
for repainting.

But there's a problem.

Well, I'm struggling here.

But ever resourceful Gemma
has a cunning tactic.

So tapping this,
it should loosen the joint.

By slightly dislodging
the screws in the wood,

Gemma makes it easier
to remove them.

There we go. One out.

I've got 30 more to go.

Gemma gets on a roll and
removes the rest without fuss...

Oh!

...allowing her to sand the cabinet,
ready for painting.

Whilst I was sanding this,

I've noticed what poor condition
this is in.

I think it's going to
need replacing, really.

It's seen better days. I think
I'm going to have to get Phil.

Unfortunately, that'll have
to wait as Phil is tackling

the other item, Simon's, erm...

SHE CLEARS HER THROAT ...chandelier.

Apparently I've got to strip
this, give it a good clean,

give it a good scrub.

So Phil puts it in a vice
and sets to work

removing the rust with a drill
and wire wool attachment.

In Oxfordshire,
Henry is revealing the items

that will keep Guy out of trouble.

First up is the tallboy.

Right, now, look, right?

The thing that I kind of loved
about it was that it was rustic,

it was kind of industrial,
the carcase itself,

with all this lovely patina and
sort of feel to the wood... Yep.

...I think it should be black
or virtually black

and then give this facade,
all the drawer fronts,

a nice polish.

I'd go along with
that wholeheartedly.

Thumbs up from Guy,

but will he approve
of Henry's other find?

Saddles. Now I don't...
Deeply worrying. Deeply worrying.

I had the nearest thing I've had
to a panic attack in a long time

when I saw them.

Anything I've ever had to do
with a horse has ended in disaster.

OK, so, look,
one saddle, two saddle.

Yeah. It's got to be two stools,
in my view.

First step, Henry takes
delivery of two stool bases.

OK, so, saddle, stands,
stands, saddle... Yes.

...how do we put that on there?
That's the problem.

So, that's how they should go,
like that, but...

Yeah. I think I know someone
that can help.

The lads at Fletchers will make
up a frame to sit that on.

It's not going to be dirt cheap
but they're fantastic.

Guy's suggestion
is a steel fabricators

and they will create any kind of
sculpture you need.

And then those saddles can just sit
on them like that.

Yeah, lovely.
Yeah, that's what we'll do.

But you won't fall off
if you're drunk.

I don't think so and, if you do,
you deserve to.

All right, happy days. Yes, come on.

Grab your stools. Yeah, you ready?
Yeah, come on.

Bean, come on!

With the saddles sent off,

Guy starts on the tallboy by
staining the wood black,

but it's not going well.

I'm doing a test patch...
I know you are.

...because I'm really unsure
about this. I know you are.

Just do a bit more patching then.
What about matte black?

Shall we be cheeky and
just go for the rattle can?

What's the worst that can happen?

So these two mavericks use
a spray can for a deeper black.

That is better than that,
don't you think? Yeah.

So, decision made,
but Henry could be here for a while.

There's two large sides to do
there. Yeah, yeah.

I've got about six cans of it.

In Liverpool, Gemma has been
given the glamorous task

of polishing up the brass
element of Simon's candelabra.

Using a basic brass cleaner
and a cloth,

it's pretty hard graft.

It is doing something.

It's definitely gonna take a while.

Simon gives me all the best jobs.

Whilst Gemma gets brassed off,

handyman Phil is tackling
the cabinet,

removing the rotten bottom...

Oh, yes!

...and constructing a new one.

Okey dokey.

She can have that back.

With the cabinet fixed,

Gemma's freed up to do the thing
she loves the most - painting.

And now it's time for some colour.

My favourite part.

Ooft.

I'm sticking with the blue.

I'm going for something nice
and bright

to give it that retro feel.

And in just 20 minutes,
she's finished.

Well, I think that's all
the... cupboard doors done.

I'll leave them to dry.

In Oxfordshire, Henry and Guy
are tackling the tallboy.

But during sanding,
Guy's hit a snag.

This wood feels completely
different to all the other wood.

This feels kind of porous
when you sand it

and it grips the paper.
This just slides over the top.

This is going to be a complete
mismatch to anything else.

OK, look, I think what we should do,
all right...

Let's rattle can black
the whole carcass. Yes.

But leave the top
cos it's lovely wood,

and polish the drawer fronts.

I fully agree with you.

So Guy gets to work
spraying the carcass.

Meanwhile, across town,
at the steel fabricators,

they are creating a frame
for the saddle seat.

They cut and bend a steel pole,
weld it to the top of the stand

and hey, presto,
it's ready to ride.

Back in Liverpool,

Simon's team turn their attention
to finishing their first finds.

OK.

I'm just putting together
the lining for the basket.

Which Gemma staples to the inside
and lines with a detailed trim.

I'm pleased with that.

Looks really good, really colourful.

Whether Simon'll like it is another story.

Simon will definitely like
the metal shelves they restored

as they're about to
make actual money.

He has gone to a local craft shop
called Create to meet Lynn.

They've agreed a price

but only if the shelves
are up to scratch.

There you go, what do you think?
Hmm.

Yeah? They're pretty good, yeah.
What do you mean, "pretty good"?

Well, yeah, it's what we're looking
for. Exactly.

Yeah, go on. All right? Deal.

Oh, just remember,
you've got to beeswax them

every now and again to keep them
sealed. OK. All right? OK.

Done. No problem. Brilliant. Done.
Thank you very much.

See you later. See you soon.

Sale agreed,

but did Simon get a good price?

He'll find out at the valuation,
which is looming.

Back in Oxford,
the boys are scrambling

to finish their original items.

First up is the pump.

Gently.

My paintwork is legendary.

I know, that's
what I'm worried about.

There you go, now you've
just got to put your hose on.

I'm going to. You give me that,
I'll spin that there.

Right, you spin that end. Hang on.

That's it, I think you're there.

There you go.

That is beautiful.

It's a talking point.

Suitably pumped up,
they move on to the garden trug.

Having repainted it and built
some new fastenings,

Guy ropes Henry in
for the finishing touches.

I need you to hold this...
To cut you some slack. Yes.

Do you like that?

Don't pull too hard. I'm not.

Scissors, have we got any sciss...?
Oh, here we go.

Oh, God, I wouldn't like to be with
you in a beauty parlour. No.

With just the clasp to bolt on,
the trug is triumphant.

There we go. There we go.

For an old little trug,

that's amazing.

That's gone really well.

Henry's wonder trug
has taken his breath away,

but will it make any money?

It's time to find out at
the all-important valuation.

Dom was after some quick cash
to replenish the stock for his shop,

but will the boys' work
have the tills ringing?

Dom.

Come in. Come on in, mate.
Hello, boys. Come on in.

Hiya, mate. Simon, you all right?
Good to see you. How's it going?

Lovely to see you. Henry.

Hey, look, well, feast your
eyes. Go and have a wander, mate.

It's looking good.

Mate, we went a little bit over
the top there on something

that upsets me, obviously. OK...

Can you do me a big...?
Can you do model it?

SIMON LAUGHS

I've got to see the hairy
superbiker Henry Cole.

SIMON LAUGHS

With his alter ego at work, hey?

Actually, well, it is slightly,
do you know what I mean?

I mean, I like those kind of things,
you know, in moderation,

you know? But look,
they may look lovely

but I'm sure you want
to know how much they're worth.

And to that end, can I introduce
you to our very independent

and hopefully in a good mood valuer,
Adam?

With two decades' experience,

auction house owner Adam Partridge
can accurately value anything.

Starting with the basket, erm,

presumably just a tatty old basket
and you've cleaned it up,

painted it and lined it in
a jolly fabric.

You presume right, Adam.

£25 went on fabric and paints
to convert an old basket

into something suitable for toys.

Lots of young mums would like that,
wouldn't they, for their nurseries?

So I'm going to suggest
a figure of £80.

Do you know what? That's not bad.
Yeah. I'll take that.

Have an agreement with that?
Absolutely.

So the basket weaves
a profit of £55.

So, the shelving unit.
Again, I think it's a nice job,

sensitive job.

Nice to see something not
kind of powder coated

and lurid for once.

All right, steady on, Adam.
I'm just saying. OK.

A measly £5 went on varnish
to restore these shelves.

The metal has a natural beauty of
its own anyway. Yeah.

I could see an
asking price of 100 quid,

I think, would be a fair
asking price of those.

Good man.

It was sold for £100, stacking up a
profit of £95.

Come on, then. Pump, pump, pump,
pump me up.

It's got you written all over it,
hasn't it, the old Dunlop pump?

Yeah, yeah. I painted it.

Obviously Guy did polish
the cylinder.

Yeah, the polishing is supreme,
isn't it?

It's really nice,
it looks a great thing.

What about the paint? Anyone
could've done that bit, really.

Mate...

The materials only costs £10
to bring this classic

back to its best.

You kept the label and that's
nice and shiny as well,

and presumably it still works
as well? Yeah, yeah. Yeah.

So, erm...

I could see that being 80 quid.

So Henry's pump inflates Dom's
total by another £70.

Do you know what I will
say about that? Mm.

I would've walked past that.
It's what Henry does,

he's got a good eye for anything
that's old metal

that really can be polished up
and look beautiful.

I wouldn't have done that.
There you go, I was being nice then.

I know, that's why
I'm completely gobsmacked.

It's all very civilised,
isn't it, this? Yeah.

No, it's not, you're never
civilised! Oh, come on,

get on with it, Adam.
What about the next one?

I think the basket is a great
example of where you can get

something presumably worthless
and about to be disposed of

and turn it into something that's
quite pleasant and functional.

The discarded trug cost just £10

to turn into a lovely
gardening accessory.

So the trug is a
pleasant item, isn't it?

I could just see that in the
meadow being filled with fruits

and flowers and things like that.
It's rather nice, isn't it?

He's got the vibe.

I'm going to suggest a price of £40.

So Henry digs up a profit
of £30 for Dom.

So taking the costs away, that's a
cash price of 250 quid to you, mate.

That's nice. Does that sound good?
Good for me. Yeah. Yeah.

Happy with that? Yeah, definitely.
That's lovely, yeah.

So, Henry's choice of rummage
location has delivered Dom

a grand total of £250.

Now £250 in profit,

with items I may have chucked
away anyway,

I can use that to invest
in some new stock.

That's lovely. Brilliant job.

Coming up, Simon is seriously
impressed by Gemma...

That is absolutely banging.

...Guy is funny, sort of...

Is it stable?

Is it stable?!
Is that some kind of a joke?

No, I wasn't that clever.

...and Elisicia is on the attack.

If it had a different chain,

it would've lent itself

a little bit to the Medieval vibe.

Simon O'Brien and Henry Cole
are turning rubbish into readies.

That's lovely. Brilliant job.

Henry's choice of location
made $250,

so it's over to Simon to see
if his barn can beat it.

Gemma is putting a final flourish
on the '50s cabinet.

So, on this main door,

I'm going to add a little bit
of detail by doing some decoupage,

which basically is a fancy word
for sticking some paper on.

I'm using PVA glue.
I'm going to paint that all over.

And then I can put
my piece of paper on top.

To enhance the retro feel,

Gemma has chosen
a floral wallpaper to use.

She also staples
some bunched-up fabric

to the top doors to replace
the missing original glass.

Phil lends a helping hand,

and this cabinet is ready
for Simon's inspection.

I think I need to have
a word with you. Why?

Because that is absolutely banging.

It's good, isn't it?
It is just what you do best.

I think so, too.

Now that she's on a roll, Gemma
finishes off the "candelier".

OK, so, now it's time to attach
these candlestick holders

to the base that Phil
has cleaned up.

All that's left is to add the chains

and shine a light on
this restoration.

Oh, well, that looks lovely.
Very romantic.

And Gemma has found someone

to show the chandelier some love,

as she's meeting up with Sandy
in her antique shop.

Now, Sandy, I have brought you
this candelabra/chandelier

that I've been working on.

Would you be interested
in buying this from us?

I would, yes. Yeah?

Where are you coming from
with the, er, you know...? I was...

I was thinking about 110.

I would give you £90, on the dot.

I've got to have
a little bit of profit,

and I'd be happy to do the deal.

All right, then. You've got a deal,
then, Sandy.

£90. Thank you very much indeed.
You're welcome.

But will this price shine
at the valuation?

Back in Oxford, the steel frames
for the saddles are back,

and Henry is already putting them
to good use.

What do I look like?
Some rare breed?

Kind of. I was thinking
more Viking, actually. Moo!

But it's the moment of truth,

as it's time for these
two cowboys to saddle up.

Come on, then. On you go.

One's got a slight more of a bend
than the other.

Blimey. That's really good.

Is it?

Is it stable, or do you think
that's going to go a purler?

It's stable!
Is this some kind of a joke?

No, I wasn't that clever.

Don't break it now.
It works, man.

All we need to do now
is polish our saddles.

Yes.

And that's what these varmints do,

using some cowboy boot polish
and, er, a buffer,

and these saddles
are ready to rodeo.

All right, pop it down. That's done.

Mate, they're really good.
They've come out great. Yeah.

Let's saddle up and make the tea. Yeah.

And the Cotswolds cowboys
aren't finished yet.

There's still a tallboy to admire.

I mean, I don't know whether

you're supposed to rattle-can
black wood,

but I tell you what,
it works, doesn't it?

And I think the top,
leaving that brown, is just great.

It's all gnarled and lovely. Yeah.
It really is lovely. I love it, man.

That's what they call
a sympathetic restoration.

And this sympathetic restoration

has got one of Henry's clients
very interested.

Bri?

Hello, mate. Yeah.
Have you got the pics?

Do you like it?

150 is too low, mate.

OK.

Come on. Bit higher.

Go on, mate. 170.

All right.

Yeah, I'll hang onto it.
I'll hang onto it.

So the deal is done.

Time to see if it stands tall
at the valuation.

Sabrina wanted to replace her
old tat with new thoroughbreds,

but will the boys
have delivered the hay?

Sabrina! How are you?
Hello, Sabrina.

Simon! Good to see you.
Great to see you, darling.

Henry, how lovely to see you!

And hopefully, it's lovely
to see them as well.

Go and have a look. Oh, wow. Yes.

Don't forget to look up.

No way!

Ah!

That is gorgeous!

So, what do you think?

I think, guys, you've just done
a brilliant job on all four items.

I'm glad you said that,

because joining us now is someone
who might find a few faults

here and there, if she wants to.
No, no.

Yes, it's Elisicia,
our independent valuer.

Elisicia Moore runs a fashionable
London store

specialising in upcycled furniture,

and has a good eye for the
market value of restored items.

Let's start with the saddles.

I've seen these before,

something very, very similar,
in a restaurant,

and they were all lined up
and it looked great.

It cost £120 to create a frame
for the saddles

and buy the stands.

I would evaluate them at £120 each.

So, together, that's £240,
making a £120 profit.

Tallboy chest. Yeah.

I think you've restored it
to the perfect level.

It's gone from drab to desirable
for just £15 worth of spray-paint.

It's beautiful.

You've kept the age
on the drawers,

which is what customers
are looking for.

I could probably sell that
for £150 in my shop.

I have sold it,
but I've sold it for 170.

That sounds better.

So, the drawers are standing tall
with a profit of £155.

Let's start with our "candelier".

The brass candleholders,
they're the redeeming features.

If it had a different chain,

I think that
that would have lent itself

a little bit more
to the medieval vibe.

The chandelier cost
nothing to restore.

For those reasons, I would evaluate
the chandelier at £80.

Oh, you would, would you? Yeah.
£80? Mm-hm.

Well, good news.
I've sold it for £90.

So, the deal for the chandelier
was a good one,

netting a profit of £90.

How about that?
I think that's fantastic!

There you go. You see? That's great!

OK. OK. Our lovely kitchen cabinet.

Yeah. Really popular, these, now.

And we have customers coming
into our shop all the time

asking for them.

And with just £25
spent on materials,

this restoration job is bound
to attract lots of suitors.

I have to say that if it had been
restored sympathetic to its era,

so in a lemon yellow
or a mint green or a pink,

it would have fetched
a higher price.

I think you could easily fetch £200
for this.

The vintage cabinet
picks up a sturdy £175 profit.

So, you referred to all the stuff

in your barns and sheds
as treasure.

We completely agree,
and these four items of treasure,

I can now tell you,
are worth to you £540.

How's that?

I'm overwhelmed.
It's brilliant, isn't it?

Sabrina, thank you so much.

Well, thank you. Really.
You've done a beautiful job.

Thank you very much indeed.
Oh, cheers. Good.

Yes, Simon's choice of location,

Sabrina's farm,
has netted her £540.

I'm really pleased with what
Simon and Henry have done.

All four pieces
have turned out beautifully.

I think they're super treasure now.

And with Henry's choice of
location making just £250,

Simon is today's winner.

What's that smell? What smell?
Oh. Oh, it's me.

It's the sweet smell of victory.

Are you sure? Yes.
Most definitely, I'm sure.

Oh, here. Follow the smell, Henry.
It went this way.

It's me. I think I should be
walking downwind. Yes.

No, it's the scent of victory.
You know it. Are you sure it's you?

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