2012 Summer Photo Contest Winners

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Winners!!
You all did a great job! It was so much fun to see how each of you made our murals come to life.
The BIG round of applause goes to our
1st Place Winner
Jennifer Bell
Humble, TX
"First my mother and I painted the wall a flat sage/olive green, then applied the transfer stencil and painted the bamboo stalks in high-gloss and semi+flat mix gloss to achieve the different sheens of the same color. It came out perfectly! At different angles and lighting some of the stalks appear to disappear completely, while at others the shine makes them look almost silver. The stencil was easy enough, but definitely easier with two people. Painting the whole wall took probably 16-20 hours, but I am rather meticulous. It was definitely worth it. It is very exciting to see an idea in your head come to life!"

The bedding is Park Avenue Luxury Collection from Kohl's.



The crib, dresser and bedding are all Pottery Barn Kids. The rocker is LL Bean. 


2nd Place

Candice McCasland
Broomfield, CO

Beach Scene Wall Mural

"We had a fantastic time putting this mural up for my daughter's birth. It was very user friendly and though a little labor intensive, it was relatively simple to complete. The results are amazing people are always in awe that we did this mural ourselves and didn't have to pay an artist. I love the room, in fact we are just purchased a second mural for another room, since we are expecting again."

3rd Place

Katie Breit
Sharpsville, PA

Large Under Construction Wall Mural

"This mural was for my second son's bedroom.  My first son who just turned 2 helped us pick out the theme for his new baby brother.  Myself, my husband, my mother and my best friend all took part in painting this.  We are so thrilled about how it turned out, and could not be happier with the mural.  Guests at the house are on awe of this, and it definitely gives our house a unique conversation piece.  I know both of our boys will love this room for years to come!"


 Crib Bedding from Land of Nod
Crib and changing table from Burlington Coat Factory



Honorable Mention

Nicole Bylecki
Old Bridge, NJ

Ballerinas Wall Mural

"We have purchased two murals from you in the past. The murals were so much fun to do and they looked amazing when completed, that when it was time to transform my 4 year olds room to a "big girl" room your products came first to mind!
I saw the ballerinas and fell in love with them.  All her little friends, parents as well, just love her room and cant believe the ballerinas were painted on and not just a decal!
I have highly recommended your website and products to all that have asked me, "OMG how did you that?!?!"  And I will continue to do so!"

Honorable Mention

Angela Smith  The Woodlands, TX

Dress Shop & Eiffel Tower Wall Mural

"My youngest daughter's room has an odd angled ceiling and I knew that would be the best place for it, that way the mural doesn't get blocked by any furniture in her room!!  I used colors that went with the color scheme of her bedding and I personalized the sign of the boutique with her name!  I've had several comments from friends that think it looks professionaly done as well, they just don't realize how easy it actually was thanks to Elephants on the Wall!! This is the second mural I've bought from Elephants on the Wall."


 The bedding was specially made.




Honorable Mention

Lauren Karl

Beach Scene Wall Mural

"I had so much fun working on this mural. I wanted to create an amazing playroom for my two year old daughter and thanks to elephants on the wall was able to do so. Now she always says "mommy lets go to the beach"."


Honorable Mention

Tracy Ray  Witchita, KS

Small Silhouette Safari Wall Mural

"The mural was very simple to transfer to the wall and the outline of the mural was easy to follow. The final product had wonderful detail and looked fantastic in the baby's rooom."





Honorable Mention

Rebekah Law
Perth, Western

Prehistoric Playpals & The Peek-a-saurus Doorhugger Wall Murals

"After a brilliant outcome with the Peek-a-Saurus wall mural/door hugger, I just had to expand on the wall mural for my 2 yr old son.  I reversed the Prehistoric Playpals wall mural (was super easy to do)  and added some of the background hills to the peek-a-saurus to make it all look like one big mural.  I am SO happy with the end result and always get plenty of compliments on it.  This is such an easy product to use and I love how you can personalize it to make it your own."


Honorable Mention

Lisa & Scott Bales            David City, NE

Beach Scene Wall Mural

"We were moving our daughter into her new bedroom to make room for a new baby brother. We wanted her to have a special bedroom to help with the transition. We love the outdoors and summertime so had already found a bedding set with a fun beach theme. It was so exciting to find the beach theme mural at Elephants on the Wall. Although we are not overall artistic, we felt this was a challenge we could take on. It wasn't much of a challenge at all! It was a little time consuming but I loved the painting and seeing my daughter's eye's light up every time we let her have a peak of her new room! We have received tons of compliments and our daughter LOVES her new room!"


 The bedding was specially made.





Honorable Mention

Ann Biagini
San Gabriel, CA

Look Out Below! Wall Mural

"The design was easy to prop on the wall, and finagle the design to taste. This mural had sentimental value, making it easy to capture that aspect by implementing our family's detailing. Great way to bring a room to life!"

Special Note: Each of the faces of the firefightes in the mural were changed to resemble the FOUR firefighters in the family!


Honorable Mention

Kristi Miller Kingstown, RI

Small Silhouette Safari Wall Mural

"I was so surprised how easy The Silhouette Safari mural was to create, especially since I don't consider myself artistic by any means. What I really enjoyed about doing this mural is the family bonding time between my Mom, myself, and my husband as we all helped trace the mural. Elephants on the wall is such a great product and I would definatley purchase more products in the future!"




Crib: Capretti - Umbria Collection
Bedding: Custom Made (Gray/White Chevron pattern, Gray/White Polk-a-dots, Yellow/White mini-dot) fabric from Carousel Designs
Curtains: Custom Made Waverly Sidewalk Stripe
Ceiling Lamp; Land of Nod
Owl Prints: Home Made

Paint: Benjamin Moore "Storm"
Paint: Benjamin Moore "Feather Down"


Honorable Mention

Jennifer Austin
Saratoga Springs, NY

Birch Tree Silhouettes Wall Mural

"When designing a nursery for our baby-to-be, we decided that a full wall mural would compliment the space well, given the large size of the room. Elephants on the Wall provided a huge selection and we knew at once the design that we would use.  The process was simple and easy to do, although it did look intimidating at first.  I was able to trace the mural on the wall in less than an hour and it took about 6-8 hours to paint.  Very easy and what a huge impact it makes.  Everyone always compliments us on the mural as soon as they walk into the space! "


Honorable Mention

Michelle Bauer Kankakee, IL

Large Jungle Story Wall Mural

"We are so pleased and proud of our Jungle Story Mural that we painted in our baby girl’s room!  The process was so easy and makes an artist out of anyone.  Everyone we show has been thoroughly impressed.  I customized the colors by using the Ace Paint palette.  To gain more depth, I used high gloss paint on the tree leaves and animal eyes.  Overall the painting took much less time that I expected.  I found no other website that came close to matching the characters in the jungle mural.  We are looking forward to many years of creative story telling with our baby girl! "