... 2010 Summer ...

Grand Prize 
Kelly Simmons - Hallsville, TX
"After we had picked out our bedding, my husband wanted to paint a mural, but neither of us has an artistic bone in our bodies!  We looked into several local artists and several other ideas, but nothing came close until we found this mural; it was perfect!  We loved that we could pick whatever colors we wanted to use and could arrange the pieces the way we liked them and we definitely loved the price. I was amazed at how easy it was!  I had my baby shower at my house just so I could show off the nursery, and it got rave reviews. I’m so glad we decided to paint this mural on our son’s wall. "
(Bedding is Willow by Kids Line)
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1st Place

Small Pirate Pete's Treasure Map

Sally Seitz - Nashville, TN

"I really enjoyed painting this map. I was a bit overwhelmed when I first saw it because of the tiny detail (and my lack of creativity) but it was really simple to do.  I was able to finish this one in a week, working on and off."

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2nd Place

Large Princess Castle

Jennifer Woody, Ashburn, VA 

"When we moved into our current house, our daughter fell in love with the idea of a mural.  I didn't know how to paint a mural - so I did some research and found Elephants on the Wall. The Elephants on the Wall mural made the task of painting on my daughter's wall so much less daunting. It was so easy to do and voila! A beautiful, girly mural to turn my daughter's new room into a princess hide-a-way.  She LOVES it!!  Everyone who comes over to visit raves about the mural and can't stop talking about it - it is the highlight of the whole house!   Thanks so much, Elephants on the Wall, this was fun and came out great!"

(Bedding is Vine Patchwork from Pottery Barn.)

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3rd Place

Large Jungle Story

Melissa Nimmo - Albuquerque, NM

"The nursery has been designed around a lot of family heirlooms. Grandma found that final piece to pull all of it together. That piece... the jungle mural.  Mom was very very hesitant to paint something so large on the wall, when all she wanted was a simple but elegant nursery.  In the end it has become "THE" focal piece that has MADE the room!! 

Thank you Elephants on the Wall for making this a truly enjoyable and memorable bedroom for my little girl for years and years to come." 

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4th Place
Large Jungle Story
LeeAnne Stump
 - Dillsburg, PA 

"I had a wonderful time preparing for my new baby by painting this wall mural. I found it relaxing to come home at night a paint a little bit and spend some time with our unborn baby!  I would recommend Elephants on the Wall to anyone that wants something amazing to show off to guests and visitors.  Every time someone new comes to the house I make sure and show them my son's room.  I am just so proud of what I did!  I am not a creative person but with your wall mural I was able to be an artist."

(Bedding is called Tiddliwinks the Jungle Friends theme from Target.)

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5th Place
Elephant & Leopard Doorhugger
Eileen Rojas 
- Reading, MA

"I was initially nervous about ordering a mural. I know that I can do paint-by-number, but I was not sure how well I would be able to do paint-by-number on a wall. Luckily, it IS as simple as the website says: tape, trace, and paint. My mother and I took some liberty with the murals, by moving around and reversing animals, palm trees, and bushes to fit the space constraints of the nursery. I think that it turned out wonderfully! I cannot give enough thanks and appreciation to the artists at Elephants on the Wall. You have allowed me to create quite a special nursery for my little one. Thank you."

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Honorable Mention 
Large Noah's Ark
Cheryl & Jason Cowans 
- Aurora, IL 

"I knew that I wanted to decorate the nursery in a Noah's Ark theme and was thrilled when I found this amazing mural on www.elephantsonthewall.com Neither of us are artistic by any means, but the stencil and numbering made it easy to follow and complete.  All of our family and friends are stunned by how great the mural turned out and have followed the process along the way.  I am so pleased!!! Can't wait for the next baby to come so we can pick out another theme and fun mural to paint in the next nursery.  Thanks elephantsonthewall for taking a plain boring white wall and making it a fun and entertaining room!!!"

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Honorable Mention

Beach Scene
Ashley & Bobbie Bailey - 
Wilmington, NC

"My husband and I started this mural when I was about 7 months pregnant. 
I can honestly say we had a blast painting this. We switched up the colors, but it still turned out looking great. Our 6 month old son, Fisher loves how bright his room is. We have had several compliments on this. We have referred Elephants on the Wall to a lot of people." 

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Honorable Mention

Teddy's Big Catch
Meghan Westerheide - St. Louis, MO

"I had an amazing experience doing this mural! I found an ad for Elephants on the Wall and I looked at the website as soon as I got home. I started this mural when I was about 6 months along and it was so easy. I did the whole thing by myself and I'm so proud of it! I've had a few friends ask me to do murals in their children's rooms. I plan on doing another soon since we're moving our son out of the nursery and into a "big boy" room. I did change the colors to match the bedding we had from Babies R Us.

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Honorable Mention 
Barnyard Doorhugger
Wally & Janice Wilson 
- Graniteville, NC 

"I started with the doorhugger because it was the smaller of the two murals and thinking it would be hard I thought smaller was better to start with! However, I found it to be easy and fun! This room is what I call the 'Grandkid' room ~ a room where my grandchildren can play with toys that were their daddy's toys and it will also double as a guest room. I wanted something that would be cheerful and work for my granddaughters, grandsons and adults! I think the room is going to be great when it's finished!"

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Honorable Mention

Ilana's Beach Shack
Julie Griffiin - 
Sellersburg, IN

"Wow, this was a great experience for me to do while I was pregnant with my first girl. At first I thought it was doubtful that it would be as easy as the testimonials said, but to my great surprise, it was quite easy.The mural is great because I could place it however and where ever I wanted and I can also use it again; which makes it so worth the minimal cost for such a beautiful mural. Everyone that comes over to see the room thinks we had a professional come in and do it. "

(Bedding and pillows are Summersault LTD Beach theme from Walmart.com.)

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Honorable Mention 
Treetop Club House
Jennie Tietjen - Evangelical Child & Family Agency - 
Wheaton, IL 

"We are a not-for-profit, that cares for 250 Foster Care children. The playroom is mostly used for supervised and unsupervised visits of the foster children with their biological families. It is important to all of us here at ECFA, that the children and families have a fun and inviting place to have their visits.I can not tell you all the wonderful comments we have had on this room from the families, the kids and DCFS. We had so much fun with the whole process!  Staff was always stopping by to encourage us and cheer us on.

Thanks for the opportunity to "brag" about our playroom. Your product is terrific!!!!! 

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