When I was a little girl, all I wanted to do was surround myself with reminders of my favorite Disney princess.
I begged my mom to change my name to Belle and even went as far as writing that name on all of my kindergarten homework papers. I refused to answer to anything else, so my mom finally gave in and let me go by it until I grew out of the name about a week later.
But the Disney-inspired masterpiece that expectant mom and Redditor ejchristian86 painted in her daughter’s room is something I would have never gotten tired of — in fact, I would proudly display this on my wall today. And if you love Ariel as much as I love Belle, chances are you’ll be begging her to paint you one, too.
This was the wall that would transform from boring into pure princess heaven.
First came the priming — because the smell was making her sick, her awesome husband took over and painted the wall.
After it was dry, she got straight to work. Ejchristian86 used acrylics to paint this gorgeous sky in just one day.
Next came the castle, which she outlined using a friend’s projector.
She wanted to add the other scenery before painting the castle, so she began with the cliffs.
A peninsula went next to the castle, then she began working on the water.
After adding the rocks, it was finally time to start painting the castle!
She used four different colors to get it just right.
And of course, no Disney castle would be complete without turrets.
She was a stickler for the details.
For the last touch, she mixed glitter with some clear acrylic medium.
This made the turrets nice and sparkly.
Now that’s a mural fit for any aspiring princess. It’s so pretty!
Ariel would be so proud. If you’re dying to replicate this for your kids — or let’s be honest, for yourself — you can find the full instructions here.