After welcoming the Channel 4 crew to The Rust Works in November, 57-year-old Gordon Eadie was thrilled his warehouse made an appearance on TV.
The Glasgow recycled goods business featured Wednesday night’s ‘Love It or List It’ which focused on couple Gary and Bill re-purposing their graveyard-based four bedroom property in Portobello, Edinburgh.
Kirstie took the homeowners to the warehouse on Elgin Place to ‘inspire them’ to think about “gorgeous recycled cabinets” they can use for storing collectors’ items.
The show showed off all the “stunning” cabinets and other storage cupboards the Glasgow business had on offer with Kirstie naming it as “an inspiring place.”
Gordon said: "It was great and good fun.
"Kirstie was actually really lovely and enthusiastic - she’s very into re-using and vintage so that was nice to see.
"Gary and Bill also bought a few bits which didn’t feature in the program so they might use them for their new place.”
Gordon said the homeowners bought a large factory enamel grey lamp shade and a few other smaller items.
Posting on Instagram about her experience at the Glasgow-based warehouse, Kirstie Allsopp said it was a “joy” to visit the “amazing” venue.
Gordon said: "Her Instagram post generated a lot of interest in our Instagram and a lot of enquiries which was lovely.”
Talking about what’s on offer at the warehouse which is currently closed to the public due to lockdown restrictions, Gordon said: "What we sell is all unique and you are going to struggle to find another one.
“A lot of the products and items we have have a story behind them- whether industrial or the social history which comes along with it.
“Small tables and desks have been a huge seller with people working from home,” added Gordon.
Some of Gordon's favourite pieces in the warehouse at the moment are the Polish six foot tall glazed white steel medical cabinets.
The Rust Works originally began four years ago and has been operating in the Clydebank area since June 2020.
The business was worked up from scratch by Gordon initially going to the odd vintage market to source goods and popularity growing since then.
Whilst being able to trade, Gordon commented that business has been “tremendous.”
He added: “Younger people especially are starting to buy into second hand and vintage because they see the value in it and understand the impact on the environment so that’s great to see.”
However, when Scotland went into level four restrictions over Christmas, Gordon said it has been “dire.”
Gordon commented the business currently have on-going plans to expand the business into other sites, with Edinburgh as a possible option.
"I’m aware of the market in Edinburgh but it’s just so expensive.”
Gordon is hopeful that they may be able to get trading again at some point in the Spring, adding: “who knows, though?”
Simon Small, who works alongside Gordon, acquires certain warehouse items for his business Beag and Small which he sells on his website.