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

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 »

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

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