Diane Henkler

Diane Henkler decorated her first home using tricks from her work in the display trade. She wrote a book called Instant Decorating and now shares her decorating ideas on her blog, InMyOwnStyle.com.

Diane's Inspiration

A happy mix of color & style

Diane's Latest Post

Colors From the U.S.A.

U.S.A… the land of the free and home of the brave. When we think of the colors that represent America, we tend to think of the vivid red, white and… Read more »

November 12th, 2015

Colors From Canada

Canadian paint inspiration abounds as it stretches all the way from British Columbia to Newfoundland and then northward to Northwest Territories and… Read more »

Categories: Inspired by Epcot

August 27th, 2015

6 Steps for Painting Over Mildew

This is a photo of the back door of my house. Look closely….do you see it? I know I need to paint the trim, but that is not what I want you to see…. Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Painting Tips

August 20th, 2015

How to Decorate With Paint Color Trios

On the fence about what colors or color scheme to use in a room or your entire home? Have you considered using a color scheme that combines three… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

August 6th, 2015

How to Deal with Leftover Paint

You just finished painting the final wall in your painting project. You step back to take a look proud of your accomplishments. As you start the process… Read more »

Categories: Painting Tips

June 24th, 2015

Choosing the Right Paint Product

When it comes to painting, choosing the right paint product can make your efforts not only easier but last for a very long time. I have been painting… Read more »

Categories: Examples, Getting Started, How to Paint

June 16th, 2015

How to Paint Baseboards in Carpeted Rooms

Having to paint baseboards in your home is not a hard task when your flooring is wood, tile or vinyl, but when there is wall-to-wall carpeting right up… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint, Painting Tips

May 8th, 2015

Do This Test Before You Paint Over Oil Paint

If you bought a piece of painted furniture at an antique store or live in an older home, it is likely that your find or some of the woodwork, molding,… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Painting Tips

January 6th, 2015

Bright Stools For a Welcoming Kitchen

I am expecting lots of holiday guests this year and know that the saying…”No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best” is… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint, Kitchens, Painting Tips

November 20th, 2014

How to Refresh Wood Mantels

Do you have wood mantels is your home? Are they stained a dark color? Do you desperately want to paint them white or a vibrant color to match your… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project