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VIDEO: Make an Industrial Edison Style Chandelier

Many of you have asked about my DIY industrial chandelier. As I promised, here is the tutorial for my dining room, and now kitchen bar lights. The base of my chandeliers are made from a recycled coffee table & cabinet door. The vintage reproduction electrical parts I found on Etsy at Snake Head Vintage. I… Read more.


Video: Make a Paper Love Bird

Hello lovelies! I am so excited to finally share the paper bird tutorial. And it is in video form too!! Since this was my Christmas tree topper as a turtle dove, I planned to share in December, but with the passing of my mother and a busy traveling schedule in January, the birds have now… Read more.


Video: A Handcrafted Holiday

A few years ago after I moved from a house into my downtown loft, I realized that my Christmas decoration collection had found its way to the donation pile. I saw it as an opportunity to try something different, to fill the tree with handmade paper ornaments. This started a new tradition, and now in… Read more.

Chalk Paint Video

VIDEO: Refinishing Furniture with Chalk Paint®

Yes, a new video! You may recognize this table from the entryway tour. It is painted in my all time favorite Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan color. . . Graphite! In this video I share my favorite technique to get an old world look using this dark grey paint and both dark and clear soft… Read more.

Hand Painted Rug

VIDEO: How to Paint a Chevron Rug

I painted the original version of this rug back in October for a friend who needed a bold and graphic (and affordable) rug for a trade show booth. As she was asking me if I knew where she could find such I thing, I looked down at the sisal rug we were standing on and… Read more.

How to make a Paper Rose Video

VIDEO: How to Make a Paper Rose

This is one of my reader favorites on the Ellinée blog so I wanted to share it here as well. You can download some different variations of the paper rose printable PFD on Ellinée here, or buy this red rose template in my shop. ~ Lia


VIDEO: How to Tie The Perfect Bow

Whether it is tying your shoe, a bow tie for a formal event, or to top a pretty package, this is a tutorial that will come in handy for everyone. Enjoy ~ Lia