The Look for Less: Do It Yourself David Hicks

The Look for Less: Do It Yourself David Hicks

Janel Laban
Aug 31, 2011

You know how it is - sometimes a pattern is just YOU. It calls your name and try as you might to stick your fingers in your ears and do the "humina, humina, humina" trick, you can't drown it out. An LA designer who goes by the name of "An Almost 40 Year Old Intern" on her blog had this happen with the David Hicks classic wallpaper pattern, Hexagon. Armed with one weekend (during Carmeggedon, no less), $30, a very nice friend and plenty of guts and perseverance, she got the look for less.
Check it out...

I was so happily surprised when I checked out the pics in her email to us - the end result looks wonderful! The handcrafted take on the classic pattern adds a certain warmth and tactile quality to the geometric pattern that really works, and the colorway shift makes it distinct and well suited to the space.

The "almost 40 year old intern" writes: My friend was able to help me create these great stencils for each color by scanning my original Hicks wallpaper sample into her computer, enlarging the design to the size I wanted and printing it on heavyweight paper (a perk of her job is having access to a printer that can print this large of a sheet... it saved me money and a trip to Fed Ex office!).

It took 10 hours for us to do it, which was a bit longer than I anticipated it would take, but the finished product looks amazing! I LOVE how my bedroom wall turned out and my partner in crime for doing it was the perfect person to help. Anyone can do this! All you need is a really good friend that has a great "can do" spirit and that you can collaborate with (strong emphasis on teamwork!!!). We bounced ideas off each other throughout the process and it worked perfectly.

For the full play by play of the project check out her blog post: Adventures of An Almost 40 year Old Intern

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