Michelle Proctor went above and beyond to give her young daughter the bedroom of her dreams.
The 45-year-old spent 18 months creating an impressive Disney mural across her three-year-old’s bedroom walls.
Isabelle’s room now features some of her favourite characters from Winnie the Pooh, the Aristocats, the Lion King, the Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmatians, Dumbo and Bambi.
What’s more, Mickey and Minnie Mouse can be seen happily playing with Elsa and Olaf from Frozen.
While the project did take a long time to complete, Michelle spent just £89 overall – sourcing pencils, paints and paintbrushes from Asda, B&Q and Amazon.
The childcare worker from Swindon said: ‘At first I didn’t know what to do. I wanted her bedroom to be fun and bright and to be something different so just made a Disney-themed room in my own way.
‘I am not arty and never did art at school, and I don’t spend much time drawing.
‘The last time I did anything like this was for my oldest daughter 20 years ago – I did her room with a 101 Dalmatians theme.’
Firstly, Michelle stripped the bedroom wall back, sealed any holes and painted it white. Then, she started researching on Pinterest and looked at lots of different Disney rooms and animals.
‘I spent time looking at waterfalls, flowers and different trees, and then started to plan on A4 paper roughly what images I would like to draw on each wall,’ she adds.
‘It took me a year and a half to draw freehand and paint in between being furloughed, looking after a two-year-old and going back to work.’
Then, after 18 months of careful sketching, the 45-year-old revealed her artwork to Isabelle – and her reaction was everything Michelle had hoped for and more
She adds: ‘Isabelle was very excited when she saw the final result.
‘Her reaction was “wow Mickey Mouse, Olaf, Rabbit!” She was going around, jumping up and down and naming all the animals saying “my bedroom, my bedroom.”
‘I was so happy to see Isabelle’s reaction and to see her so happy and excited to sleep in her room made me know I did a good job.’
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