Thursday, December 30, 2010

DIY or No? Help please!

If you all remember my custom hand painted shoe post from yesterday, I talked about how I sketched out the design for my shoes to have custom painted.

Well, after talking to the bride who already had hers done by a friend, she told me he used sharpie paint markers and several layers of protective spray to waterproof them. She mentioned that if she had any artistic bone in her body, she would have done them herself.

So.. my question is, you've seen a rough example of my artwork.. should I attempt to paint my shoes myself or should I hire the lady on etsy and pay her $65 to paint them for me? She's never painted shoes before either and she's wanting me to send payment in the mail, not paypal, which makes me feel a little uneasy.

What do you think.. DIY or no?


  1. Definitely DIY. You can do it!

  2. I thought your artwork was awesome! I say DIY it.

    And anyone that wants to deal in cash and not paypal is a big red flag in my opinion!

  3. DIY!!!! You could totally do this yourself.

  4. Red flag!!! Don't send cash! I loved your sketch! You should do it!

  5. Thanks for the boost of confidence, ladies! I think I'm going to give it a go. I can't wait for my shoes to come in now!