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

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 »

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

November 18th, 2014

How Long Does It Take to Paint a Bedroom?

I have painted quite a few bedrooms in my life. Having lived in 6 homes where I painted and repainted all the bedroom in each home at least once and in… Read more »

Categories: Bedrooms, Getting Started, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

October 9th, 2014

Colorful, Affordable Options for Home & Office Organization

Over many years of working from home and dealing with office clutter and disorganization that kept me from working efficiently, I came up with a few… Read more »

Categories: Offices

September 9th, 2014

How to Paint a Perfect Line Between Wall and Ceiling

If you have painted a room in the past, I am sure you may have run into the ceiling line painting blues. No matter how hard you try to paint a perfect… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint, Painting Tips

July 15th, 2014

How to Paint an Open Concept Space More Than One Color

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from home owners is how should they paint an open concept space? They love the spacious and open… Read more »

Categories: Color, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

June 12th, 2014

How to Paint a Metal Exterior Door

I have painted quite a lot in my life – from rooms, to furniture, and everything in between. I have had great success with everything except for one… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, How to Paint, Painting Tips

April 15th, 2014

Make It: Easy Easter Table Decorations

This Spring I am making my Easter table decorations. With the cold and snowy Winter months behind us, a pop of fresh color for the table is a welcome… Read more »

Categories: Color, Dining Rooms, How to Paint, Uncategorized

March 19th, 2014

How to Paint Patio Furniture

How to paint patio furniture is one question many homeowners ask every Spring. Painting outdoor furniture is one of the most popular DIY projects when… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, How to Paint, Painting Tips