I tried doing a child theme before, but it was just too tedious. I could do a whole new theme from scratch faster than writing a child theme. Not to mention, my CSS skills are despicably mediocre. Still, the idea of making a theme out of an already stable and well-supported theme framework (free at that) is very tempting.
Any WordPress theme developer out there willing to make one out for me for a measly USD100? Serious offer.
Update: Scrap the offer. I found the NomNom Twenty Eleven child theme which is very close to what I was looking for. And Zeaks has a paid WordPress customization service for this theme that I can use, so I’m taking up on his offer once I have a clear wireframe of what I want for this site.