Teenager creates stunning Disney wall mural for her sister using B&Q tester pots

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A mum helped her kids to ease lockdown boredom by getting them involved with a DIY project.

Michelle Wright, 36, allowed one of her daughters free rein of a bedroom wall.

And the holistic therapist, from Glasgow, was very impressed with what her teenager came up with.

Her eldest, Natasha, 14, created a stunning Disney mural in her eight-year-old sister's bedroom.

She used B&Q tester pots to cut costs and only ended up spending £70 on the wall art.

The project took 11 days of hard graft, but we think this sisterly gift is more than worth it!

Michelle told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk : "The idea started because my eldest daughter Natasha, 14, wanted to swap rooms with her sister Maddie, eight.

“My husband Jim, 37, had hand-painted a pretty awesome mural in there a few years back, so as my daughters have inherited their father's talent, I challenged Natasha to come up with something special for her little sister."

She continued: "Maddie loves The Aristocats and 101 Dalmatians, so they watched both movies together and came up with the idea of having some of Maddie’s favourite scenes from both the films drawn on the wall.

“The main scene was to be the ‘Everybody wants to be a cat' scene from The Aristocats with Dalmatians, our own dogs and even Maddie added in like one big party.”

To begin, Natasha used masking take to space out the nine sections for the scenes.

Then, she painted them all white and drew them in with pencil before outlining in black.

Michelle added: "She hand-painted each scene with a little help from us all.

“I was only allowed near bigger scenes but my husband and Maddie were allowed to attempt some more challenging work all at Natasha's direction.

"Because we all chipped in, Natasha managed to finish it in 11 days, and she worked from 11am until 8pm most days.”

They mostly used materials from their crafting drawers.

But, for the paint they ordered every one of B&Qs tester pots using click and collect.

Michelle, said: "I'd have to guess that the painting cost about £70 for materials.”

Both kids are thrilled with how the project came out.

The mum added: "Maddie is delighted now that it's done and is very grateful to Natasha for doing it.

"My husband and I were confident it would be amazing because we had seen her art work but her work ethic and the effort she went to to make it special is amazing!

"Natasha is quite blasé about the whole thing to be honest."

Michelle added: “She wants to go to art school and become an art teacher one day so I had a hardback book made for her with all the photos to remember her first big project, because it's never too early to start your art school portfolio.

"I honestly can't believe her level of talent at age 14 and can't wait to see where it takes her in life, not to mention what an amazing big sister she is.”

The fun project kept the teen off of tech and strengthened the sisters’ bond – lovely!

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