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Painted Pots

By Plaid

  • Paperback
  • £P.O.R.

A guide to customising your flowerpots with paint
Biographical Notes

Titles published by Plaid include: Paint Techniques for Home Decorating, Fresh And Fabulous Painted Furniture, Glass Art, Painting Fabulous Floorcloths Decoupage the Easy Way,

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780806982014
  • Publication date: 14 Jun 2001
  • Page count: 72
  • Imprint: No Imprint
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