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Painted Finishes for Walls & Furniture

By Susan Driggers and Driggers Susan Goans

  • Paperback
  • £P.O.R.

A guide to a number of paint techniques for decorating walls and furniture

Illustrated in colour throughout
30 projects with easy-to-follow instructions

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780806994161
  • Publication date: 01 May 2000
  • Page count: 128
  • Imprint: No Imprint
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