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Fixing and Doing - The Chairs.

We've always loved a bit of fixing up at Pigeon Villa, making do with lots of hand downs and skip raids means you get very used to mending, recovering and recycling stuff. 
Being resourceful and never the type to throw things away also means we usually have exactly what's required to bring something back to life. Always helpful when you're vintage traders!
The Mother-In-Law once tagged me in one of those"everything-for-sale-everywhere-but-locals-only" Facebook selling pages, to bring my attention to two gloriously retro chairs. They were a bit of a bargain but were a sorry state when we collected them.
Cue a very laborious, but love filled labour getting the chairs repaired and in working condition.
The black vinyl was grubby, dull and ripped in places. We did lots of polishing and repairing, using some equipment that Mr Pigeon had stashed away in the garage.

White emulsion was caked on the legs meaning the turning mechanism no longer worked. It was also yellowing,…