I found a template that I really loved and went about trying to customize it to suit my needs. I'm not sure if you've ever worked with html code but it's a real pain in the neck. And unfortunately, the template I picked would not let me change the things I needed without destroying the rest of the code.
In utter frustration I decided to enlist the help of someone who knew what they were doing. And so I turned to Dawn Farias because I liked her clean designs, she was incredibly economical and I didn't have to wait 6-10 weeks in order to get the new template.
Dawn was amazing to work with. She walked me through the entire process, never got annoyed when I was flaky and was happy to incorporate any ideas I had. She also tricked me out with a fancy blog button so that all of my 5 readers can proudly proclaim that they read First Fig! ;)
If you are in need of a blog re-do but you don't want to do it yourself, Dawn is a great person to turn to.