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.


How to Paint an Open Concept Space More Than One Color

by Diane Henkler on July 15th, 2014

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…

Categories: Color, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project


How to Paint a Metal Exterior Door

by Diane Henkler on June 12th, 2014

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…

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


Make It: Easy Easter Table Decorations

by Diane Henkler on April 15th, 2014

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…

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


How to Paint Patio Furniture

by Diane Henkler on March 19th, 2014

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…

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


Do You Use a Brush or Roller to Paint Furniture?

by Diane Henkler on March 11th, 2014

Do you use a brush or roller to paint furniture? Tthis is a question I get asked oftern. I paint a lot of furniture – tables. chairs, hutches, cabinets,…

Categories: Getting Started, How to Paint, Painting Tips


How to Create Decorative Art for Your Office

by Diane Henkler on February 4th, 2014

Do you spend a good deal of your day in an office? Do you want to make it brighter, more colorful, and inspiring without having to redecorate? One easy…

Categories: Color


2014 Color Trends

by Diane Henkler on January 9th, 2014

Are planning to purchase any furniture, fabric, decorative accessories, or are you thinking about painting the rooms in your home in the new year?  Do…

Categories: Color, Inspiration


Repainting Kitchen Cabinets in a Few Easy Steps

by Diane Henkler on November 27th, 2013

When you can’t afford a major kitchen remodel, paint is the most affordable and easiest way to change the look and feel of your kitchen cabinets. If…

Categories: How to Paint, Kitchens, Painting Tips, Uncategorized


Decorating with Fall Paint Colors

by Diane Henkler on October 23rd, 2013

Fall becomes a magical time in northern climates when the calendar page turns to October.  It looks as if nature took a giant paint brush to paint…

Categories: Color, Inspiration


What is the Best Paint Roller for Your Paint Project?

by Diane Henkler on September 25th, 2013

Have you ever stood in the paint roller aisle in the paint or home improvement store and wondered what the difference between paint roller covers was?…

Categories: How to Paint

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