Normally I wouldn't post instructions to copy the design of another style, but that background / borders are largely based on Kubrick, the old default theme for Wordpress so I'm sure Nick won't mind.
You can achieve a very similar effect without using images by following these instructions
. However this won't give you the silver gradient in the footer, and won't work in older browsers since it uses modern CSS3 code.
If you'd rather use images let me know and I'll write up some instructions for you.