GRACE'S  PROJECTS
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Peacock Shadow Box
1:12 Scale   May, 2022
This shadow box came about because of several different things coming together. First, Pauline Baker of JBM Miniatures sent me a cabinet she wanted me to sell for her. However, when I opened it and looked at it, I fell in love with it. I loved it's nice clean lines and color. Didn't have anywhere to put it but I decided to buy it from her thinking I could make a room box or shadow box with it. Then, a customer wanted me to build her a quarter scale house for her and she wanted me to put Karen Brnson's Peacock bedroom kit in this house. This got me onto my "Peacock Streak". I started looking for peacock charms to use for decoration in this house. Then I decided to to make that original cabinet into a peacock shadow box. So that is how this shadow box came about. I asked Jim to cut out the shadow box from the left over plywood that he'd made my large puzzle board from. I told him if he cut it out, I would build it myself. And I did. I drilled all the nail holes myself, glued and nailed the box together, stained it, wallpapered it and put the flooring in myself. I paired the cabinet with another JBM art deco blue chair.
This is the photo that shows the colors most
This photo shows the colors most like they actually are. The rest of the photos which are clear but the colors are a bit off because of the flash.
Room with the flash.
Room with the flash.
Close up of the cabinet
Close up of the cabinet. Note all the peacock charms used as knick knacks. I made them by putting bookend backs on them.
Right Side to see the photos on the wall.
Right Side to see the peacock photos on the wall. The wall photos include pictures of peacock quilts.
Left side to see Peacock photos on the wall.
Left side to see Peacock photos on the wall. More peacock quilts and other peacock pictures.
I purchased a large peacock pendent which I painted for a wall hanging.
I purchased a large peacock pendent which I painted for a wall hanging.
Close up of the top shelf.
Close up of the top shelf. Notice the Peacock standing knick knacks and the peacock bookends.  Painted peacocks are available at
https://www.virtualdollhouse.net/VDSTORE/Painted-Finished.htm
Close up of the second two shelves.
Close up of the second two shelves.
Close up of the left bottom shelf.
Close up of the left bottom shelf. Note the standing peacock charm with full tail. The front Peacock is by Mini Gems, Barbara Ann Myers. It's a quarter scale peacock used as one inch scale knick knack.
I created two hanging lamps using the I created two hanging lamps using the
I created two hanging lamps using the peacock charms and LED lighting. I cut a plastic bottle bottom off about 1/2 inch long and then glued the peacock charms around the lamp shade, then added a chain.
The second lamp in the corner over the cabinet.
The second lamp lighted in the corner over the cabinet.
The second lamp in the corner over the cabinet.
The second lamp turned off in the corner over the cabinet.
I thought this flower arrangement looked
I thought this flower arrangement looked like it belonged in the peacock shadow box.

I made this coffee table into a peacock table with the peacock charms. I took a white patio dinner table, cut the legs off to make it coffee table height. I painted the table colors to accent the shadow box.

I cut a second polycarbonate ring for the underneath section of the table and glued a round full tailed peacock on the lower shelf. I glued the taller peacocks on the legs of the table.
I found this peacock rug online
Finally, I found this peacock rug online and copied it and printed it on fuzzy paper to make a miniature rug.

I hope you enjoyed this peacock shadow box. It was a fun project. I just finished a  whole quarter scale peacock house using
Karen Cary's French Quarter house kit in 1:48 scale. I've put the Karen Benson's peacock bedroom kit into this French Quarter house.
Click on photos below to see closer/larger views.


Peacock House
2022 Peacock Circle
The Peacock House if finally done. It took awhile and I made a few mistakes, some corrected and some it was too late to correct. However, on the whole, I think the house turned out okay. There are a few things that aren't exactly right but I worked around them and I hope you will enjoy your tour of my peacock house.
The Peacock House made from Karen Cary's 1:48 scale French Quarter House.
The Peacock House made from Karen Cary's 1:48 scale French Quarter House.
View of the Right side with the small bathroom addition.
View of the Right side with the small bathroom addition.
View of the left end of the house.
View of the left end of the house.
Karen had an unused attic in her house but I decided I wanted to make a room out of it so I didn't fasten the roof down.
Karen had an unused attic in her house but I decided I wanted to make a room out of it so I didn't fasten the roof down.
Back of the Peacock House
Back of the Peacock House
On the left bottom is a fat Mama cat with her kittens playing around her
On the left bottom is a fat Mama cat with her kittens playing around her. An example of how you can use thing in different scales, the plant pot is one inch scale but the flowers are QS. I works because it's and outside planter. I made all the plants except one.
Left end second floor balcony has another large planter.
Left end second floor balcony has another large planter. Again, one inch scale but being outside the plant could grow large.
Looking down the front balcony to another large planter.
Looking down the front balcony to another large planter. This one is half scale I think.
And here you see one of my mistakes.
And here you see one of my mistakes. I put the front wall in backwards. It should have been flipped horizontally. The double doors were supposed to open onto this balcony but the wall was complete both inside and out before I realized my mistake. So now, the ironwork has an imaginary gate to this area.
View left front corner trellis
View left front corner trellis. I got the trellis in a swap years ago. I added the vine and flowers and bench cushions.
Another view of the trellis, flowers and vine.
Another view of the trellis, flowers and vine. I don't remember who sent the trellis but if you recognize your work e-mail me and I'll give you credit.
View of the front entrance to the Peacock House.
View of the front entrance to the Peacock House. Please note the use of the peacock charms I painted. They are available on the Painted/Finished page on my website.

https://www.virtualdollhouse.net/VDSTORE/Painted-Finished.htm

Another view of the entrence.
Another view of the entrance.
Closer view of the left entrance.
Closer view of the left entrance.
Closer view of the right entrance.
Closer view of the right entrance.
Side view showing the house sign.
Side view showing the house sign.
Another view of the sign & entrance.
Another view of the sign & entrance.
Reverse view of sign.
Reverse view of sign.
View of the right end of the house. Peacock & birds by Mini Gems.
View of the right end of the house. Peacock & birds by Mini Gems.
Another view of the right side yard. Note the "flower bed."
Another view of the right side yard. Note the "flower bed." When I got this as a swap, I loved it but didn't know where I'd ever find the perfect place for it. But now I have found it!
I don't remember who gave me the bed
I don't remember who gave me the bed but if you recognize your work e-mail me and I'll give you credit.
Roof Garden of the Peacock House.
Roof Garden of the Peacock House. Most of the furniture here is also from Karen Cary kits. I made all the flowers.
Another view of the roof top garden.
Another view of the roof top garden.
Another view of the roof top garden.
Another view of the roof top garden.
And now what everyone has been waiting for. The inside of the Peacock House. Sorry, just figured I'd give you a complete tour of the outside first. Now from the top down. There are a lot of swaps I've gotten through the years that I've been saving. I don't remember all the names of who gave them but if you see your work
do let me know what you provided and what room it's in and I'll give you credit for all your wonderful little accessories.
Unused attic - no way
This is the originally unused attic room in Karen Cary's house kit. I thought - unused room. No way! I just didn't fasten the front roofing on so I could lift it off to show the room.
Piano and wine cabinet
The piano and wine cabinet were Karen Cary kits. The sofa & chair & pillows are by Grace. The peacock is a lamp with an LED light I made from a charm.
The doll was originally a 20's flapper doll
The doll was originally a 20's flapper doll by Jan Stockwell but I figured she is dressed for Marti Gras. Corner cabinet was a swap but I painted the plates and the pottery is from Nigh's Pottery.
There are also a calendar
There are also a calendar and tissue box that I got in swaps. It's hard to see but this wallpaper does have peacocks on it. If you recognize your work let me know so I can give you credit.
This is the second floor Blue Peacock Bedroom.
This is the second floor Blue Peacock Bedroom.
A note here. I got all the peacock wallpapers off the internet and reduced them down to quarter scale. I printed all the rugs on fuzzy paper using different designs that I found online. I also printed out fabric the same way.
The furniture was made from Karen Cary kits but I did paint the designs on them. The little chair in the front I got from a swap. There are also dresses I got from swaps years ago.
 

There are also dresses I got from swaps years ago. The curtains are also from a swap. I made the fabric for the bed and pillows and I made the lamp from a tiny fish hook and beads with an LED light.
This bedroom is based on Karen Benson's Peacock Bedroom but I
This bedroom is based on Karen Benson's Peacock Bedroom but I did take some artistic license with it.
I added my own peacock rug. The
I added my own peacock rug. The bookshelf is filled with tiny Nigh's pottery as well as pottery on the fireplace mantle.
I also added a peacock wall mural
I also added a peacock wall mural and changed the bed spread to one with my own fabric. There is also a tiny peacock rug I made by the door.
I also made the ceiling light with a fish hook
I also made the ceiling light with a fish hook and beads & LED light. The lamp was made from a charm with an LED light and printed light shade I made years ago.
There is a book on one bedside
There is a book on one bedside table, more Nigh's potter that looks like powder holders and vanity stuff on the dresser. A charm hangs on one wall.
There is a non working lamp I
There is a non working lamp I got from a swap on the dresser, and a vase of flowers from a swap on the table. I hand painted all the window and door frames in the house.
On the lower level, I added a bathhouse
On the lower level, I added a bathhouse. The bathroom was supposed to go into one of the rooms but I just didn't have room to give up for it. So I extended the  size of the bathroom and made a bathhouse.
Keep in mind that we can't really see the back of the
Keep in mind that we can't really see the back of the house so you can still access this bathhouse from inside. You have to use your imagination on houses that are open in the back.
The bathhouse comes with a sink,
The bathhouse comes with a sink, toilet, tub and a corner shower stall that I made years ago.
This is my kitchen. The table and
This is my kitchen. The table and chairs were kits from Karen Benson. The stove, sink and fridge were Karen Cary kits. I make the counter on the opposite side.
This is my kitchen. The table and
The tiny coffee pot came from Berkshire Valley Minis but painted by me. The tiny pots and pans (also painted by me) were from Metal Miniatures. The light is another fish hook with beads and LED light.

The picture was from Karen Benson's Peacock room, the curtains are a bit of lace. The wall clock was a swap. I've been swapping for years!
The plates, cups and saucers were plastic that I painted.
The plates, cups and saucers were plastic that I painted. The stools are from Berkshire Valley Minis.
The tray of food has pancakes
The tray of food has pancakes and eggs and a flower on it and was a swap. The overhead cabinets are full of dishes and food boxes.
 
And the last room is the living room/dining room.
And the last room is the living room/dining room. The chandler was a swap I added an LED light to.  There is a Peacock lamp in the corner.
The dining table is by Karen Cary Kit but I painted
The dining table is by Karen Cary Kit but I painted the designs that normally are not painted. I wanted them to look like they belonged in a peacock house. The chairs too are painted and I used Karen Benson fabric for cushions.
I created the rug from fuzzy paper
I created the rug from fuzzy paper and I made the sofa and chairs. The coffee table, & end tables are by Karen Cary kits painted on top.
Two of the pictures on the walls came from the Karen Benson
Three of the pictures on the walls came from the Karen Benson bedroom kit the other is one I got off the internet.
You can't see it real well because the two
You can't see it real well because the two lights line up in this photo but there is a peacock lamp behind the chair in the corner.

There are also two end tables next to the chair in the corner by Karen Cary kits. One has a book on it the other a flower in vase I got in a swap.

I hope you enjoyed your tour of my French Quarter Peacock House. I figured in New Orleans you can get away with about anything.
If you stop by New Orleans, my house has a spare bedroom and my little lady in the attic loves going to Marti Gras.
I carry many of the accessories in this house in my online store. Come visit sometime and look around. If you'd like to see more
of my projects, go to my home page, on the left in contents, scroll down until you come to "Grace's Projects". I have
close to 50 pages of houses and projects that I've done over the years. Enjoy!

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