OWNERS of the Percy House art gallery in Cockermouth have had a taste of fame, after appearing on BBC One show Money For Nothing.

Producers of the show visited the gallery after they bought an upcycled chair and the episode aired on Monday.

The programme is presented by Sarah Moore as she campaigns against wastefulness, finding old pieces of furniture that just need some TLC.

After upcycling old pieces of furniture, she sells them on, showing people how to make “Money For Nothing”.

Viv Austin co-owns Percy House Gallery in Cockermouth with her business partner Karen Cottier.

Viv said: “She found this chair that was eaten by mice and a lady called Leigh-Anne Treadwell reupholstered it.

“We bought it for the gallery.”

Leigh-Anne is a well known textiles expert, who set up her own business Bristol Upholstery Collective.

The chair now sits upstairs in Percy House in front of a 16th century Inglenook fireplace.

Viv added that the episode of the environmentally friendly show was an opportunity to show the town off.

She added: “We thought it would be quite nice to get people to see Cockermouth and what the gallery does.”

She said that the BBC had asked them not to reveal details before the episode had aired: “Up to now we haven’t been able to say much about it.”

However, Viv and Karen are now excited to exhibit the piece after it’s TV debut.

The art gallery can be found in an old town house in Market Place, Cockermouth and is believed to be the oldest in the town.