2011 Fall Photo Contest Winners

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to the 1st Place Winner 
Jerry & Yvonne's Family Daycare
Santa Clara, CA
"This mural is on our family daycare playground. I used the "Neigh...bors Door Mural on the right side for the horse and on the left side I used the Barnyard Doorhugger Mural for the cow's head and drew in the cow's body to complete it."


The bedding is "CoCalo" Safari Crib Bedding Set
The Valance is from "Bean Sprout" Silhouette Safari Valance.  Curtain Pulls from Curtain Critters


2nd Place

Terraine Echols
Atlanta, GA

Branches Wall Mural

"I searched numerous websites for Murals that had the right feel and were not gender specific. Your murals were both easy to use and original designs unlike anything else I saw on the net.  In addition, the instruction that were provided were easy to understand and work with."

3rd Place

Jennifer Thomas
Milton, Ontario, Canada

Large Silhouette Safari P.1

"The mural took a little longer than I expected, as the paint we bought went on very thin and I had to do three coats to cover the brush strokes.  Well worth the effort as I love how it turned out and it adds that extra something to the nursery that was missing before!

We started off with a Giraffe theme in the room, but when I saw the jungle mural I thought it went so perfectly.  I love how the little cub looks like he is looking into the crib and the large giraffe is eating over the glider."


 Giraffe Blanket and Giraffe White Noise Machine were purchased at Babies R Us
Giraffe mobile was purchased at a local baby boutique, but is ma
de by CoCaLo Baby.

Pirate Treasure Cove Bedding by JoJo Designs


Honorable Mention

Tamara Forrester Orlando, FL

The Buccaneer

"My three year-old son just loves pirates, so when I saw the Buccaneer mural I knew we had the piece to finish his room!  I could not believe how easy it was to hang, trace, and paint the mural! l was able to modify some colors to match his room and painted the one pirate to look like him!  And for a special touch...added glow-in-the-dark paint to the skull! He loves his new room and raves about his pirate ship. Thank you Elephants on the Wall for such a unique and fun way to dress-up my son's room!!!"


Honorable Mention

Tamara LeonardWaukesha, WI

Slice of the Sea

"This was my first mural by Elephants on the Wall.  I was shocked by how easy and fun it was!  I used the Slice of the Sea wall mural and repeated it several times around the room.  I loved how I was able to flip the image and shorten it to fit under the window.  I also was able to put single fish in between the repeated mural.  It was great that I was able to be creative and make it my own!  I can't wait to paint another mural.  Thank you for helping me make my son's nursery so amazing!"


 The bedding is by Bubbles from Kidsline.


The changing table is Delta Venetian at Babies R Us.  The bedding  we used is Bedtime Originals Teammates.


Honorable Mention

Rich Read Riverview, FL

Teddy's Big Catch

"We're expecting our first baby boy in January.  Myself, my wife, and our twin 9 year old daughters all joined in to paint the baseball murals on our little boy's nursery.  The girls thought it was the coolest thing to be able to paint on the wall!  It took us about one weekend to finish Teddy's Big Catch.  Our biggest challenge was that we were painting on a textured wall with a knock-down finish, which required that we take our time and pay close attention to detail.  We changed the unifom colors to match those of our home team, the Tampa Bay Rays. Once we choose a name for our son we will paint that on the back of the catcher's uniform, along with his number (the date of his birth)"

Honorable Mention

Tien Pham TrueCare Dental

Garland, TX

Treetop ClubhouseScotty Dog

"I had the whole office staff involved in this project.  We had a lot of fun and good time doing this.  I had to run to the store to pickup more paints a few times..."




Honorable Mention

Brandi Peters Jacksonville, FL

Owl Always Love You

"I finally finished! After our conversation, I decided to change the color of the owls so they could be seen on the gray-blue walls of my nursery. I hope I made you proud :)"


Honorable Mention

Noel ConchaWhittier, CA

Silhouette Swing

"When we found the Silhouette Swing on EOTW, we knew this would be perfect for our baby daughter.
My wife and kids and I had lots of fun painting in the mural.  We were only able to work on it a couple of hours at a time, so it took us a few weekends, but very easy.  We all were very excited to see the outcome and we couldn't wait to show it off to our family and friends, receiving plenty of compliments.  The best part of all was bringing my daughter home from the hospital and showing her the room we created just for her."



The bedding and curtains and curtain rod ends (butterfly ornaments) are from Pottery Barn kids.  The bedding is from the "Haley Collection" - its a light green and pink with white polka-dots, decorated with owls and trees.


Honorable Mention

Keri Walker Lexington, NC

Jungle Hula Party

"I completed this mural by myself while I was 6-7 months pregnant.  It was something totally different that I had never tried before, and being that I am very crafty I figured I would give it a shot.  My son is now 4 months old and he loves the bright colors of the animals, anytime he gets fussy I take him into his room and it is pretty much instant silence. "

Honorable Mention

Laura Welsh   Falls Church, VA

Pirate Pete's Treasure Map - Large & Pirate Port Holes

"After completing three EOTW murals in my sons' bedrooms previously, I wanted to decorate one more room of the house. I chose a pirate theme for the boys' playroom. These murals remain a joy to paint, and the boys love the paintings to inspire their adventures. My father helped me paint, and he loves to see the kids enjoy the murals and it's great to know that they will last for years."




Honorable Mention

Marlene Machado-Cancel   Miramar, FL

Jungle Hula Party

"Elephants on the Wall murals are AWESOME!! My husband and I chose the jungle theme for our baby's room and it looks amazing. Everyone who sees it thinks it was professionally done. It takes a little time and effort but very simple and rewarding...so worth it!!! We have absolutely no painting or artistic background and it was still VERY easy. We look at the finished product and still can't believe we did it ourselves. Thank you Elephants on the Wall for making Luca's room look so fabulous! :)"



Honorable Mention

Charlotte Crary Knoxville, TN

Ilana's Beach Shack

"I grew up by the beach in San Diego, CA and  I decided to give my little girl, Torrance, a Hawaiian surfer girl bedroom. I purchased her Surfer Girl bedding from Pottery Barn Kids.  The mural from Elephants on the Wall matched this bedding perfectly. Although I am an amateur artist and can paint and draw pretty well, the thought of drawing and painting a mural on a whole wall seemed overwhelming.  When I found Elephants on the Wall, I knew a mural would be possible.  The mural was so easy to trace and the paint by numbers took the guess work out of the painting process.  My daughter shows her room to all who visit and everyone loves the mural and the Hawaiian theme"


Surfer Girl bedding from Pottery Barn Kids. Kanani - American Girl doll