Hand Painted Stuff by Deanna Nicole

Edmonton, Canada · 13 Sales


Hand Painted Stuff by Deanna Nicole

Edmonton, Canada 13 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Anonymous on Sep 5, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks Deanna! These look great : )


It all started on Valentines Day...

I discovered that I have a talent for painting one year for Valentine's day when I decided to make a unique present for my boyfriend. He loves and collects Converse shoes (seriously, he has more shoes than me!), and I wanted to make him a pair that were really special.

I did my research and found supplies that would hold up to the elements (we do live in Canada, afterall), and help me paint a custom design on a pair of new Converse just for him. I had never painted before in my life. I knew from art classes and stuff in grade school, that I had an artistic side, but I'd never really embraced it. I set out to do something I had never done before, and I was quite pleased with the results.

They were a hit! Not only was he genuinely surprised by the gift, but he had no idea that I had that kind of artistic talent in me! I had clearly set out to do way more than I had ever done before. But that's my motto- go hard or go home.

Of course, he wasn't the only one who was taken by surprise. Friends, coworkers, and even just random people began to comment on them. It wasn't until one day someone said to me, "I'd buy those." And I thought, "Okay!"

He worked up a design, gave me a pair of his old Converse, and away I went. Since then I have been painting shoes for friends upon request.

I have decided to take my mini-business to the public and post some of my favourites on here to see if there is any interest! If you are interested, please drop me a message and we can chat and work up a design for you! I can paint on Converse, Toms, Keds, basically any shoe made from canvas. Styles/colours of shoes may be limited based on my local availability.

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  • Deanna Skura

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator

    Canadian girl from Ottawa, Ontario... Currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Last updated on June 5, 2012

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Because each shoe is custom made for each customer, it is the customer's job to ensure that they know what size they are. If you are unsure of what size to order before buying, I recommend that you head out to your local shop and try on the style of shoe you are buying before making a purchase. Converse/Toms/Vans are popular and easy to find in most cities.

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of buying shoes without knowing if they will fit, we can also discuss the option where you send me a pair of shoes you have already purchased, and I will mail them back with the design. This will cost $60 + shipping for designs similar to the ones listed in my shop.

Since each pair is hand-painted, no two pairs will be exactly alike. Designs and colours may be slightly different than advertised.

If you are unhappy with your shoes, feel free to send me a message and we can discuss touch-ups to make sure that your new kicks are everything that you were hoping for. :)