DIY Projects, Inspiration

Feeling a Little Peacocky

This weekend I received an email from Tonia over at Chic Modern Village with a photo of this awesome find. She purchased this pair for only $12! By the looks…

This weekend I received an email from Tonia over at Chic Modern Village with a photo of this awesome find.

She purchased this pair for only $12! By the looks of the photo it appears that do not stand alone and would perhaps be wall decor.  This morning I performed a search for “peacock wall sculpture” and found the image in the inset. Hmm….

I searched a bit more and found it in excellent condition and for sale on a vintage dealer’s website.  This 1960’s Peacock Wall Sculpture is selling for $650.  And look, Tonia’s piece originally had a snazzy jewel encrusted headdress! 

Even though someone snatched her peacocks’ bling, I wonder if there is still antique value there?  If she could at least get $200 for them that would be enough for me to “shake a tail-feather”…If not, she could give them an extreme makeover with a fresh coat of paint with a high gloss enamel. The paint may be a step down from their previous lifestyle, but hey we’re all downsizing a bit, right?  The “rehabbed” peacocks could get a new job as her wall sculptures or even stand proudly in front of a fireplace.  My first inclination would be to paint them white, but without knowing her home’s decor the options are endless.  What do you think she should do?

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  • Sarah La Rose
    February 8, 2010 3:07 pm

    Morning Erika! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and enjoyed the superbowl.

    I love peacocks! The item you feature would make such a great statement peice on top of a mantle or in an entry-way. Very cool!

  • not feeling these so much..just my o.

  • Samantha Clarke Photography
    February 8, 2010 5:49 pm

    I'm loving that peacock piece! Ever since I was a little girl I've always had a thing for Peacock's this would work perfectly in my home.

  • Kelly@ColorSizzle
    February 9, 2010 10:32 pm

    These are just too cute!

  • omg! i absolutely love this piece. man, why can't i ever find good stuff like this? don't paint it white though. i think it should be brought back to life. peacocks are admired for one thing (about their feathers)…vibrant color! 🙂

    • Hello,
      I have one if these original peacock wall arts. Full color with the jewels on head.
      I’m interested in selling to someone that will not deface it with paint.
      My Mom purchased this new in 1964.

  • Hey Erika, love your blog. Guess what…I have one of these peacocks! It's from my grandmother's home!!! Love that everything old is new again! Plan on using it in my dining room as wall art. (but would sell it for the $650)

  • Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow
    February 11, 2010 5:27 am

    @ Techgirl, that's so ironic that you have the same piece! Send me a pic when you hang them!

  • I found one of these at Salvation Army for $15.00. It's hanging on my wall now. I have been trying to do some research to find out what it would sell for, but I keep finding prices all over the map from $50 to $400

  • My Mother loves peacocks and has had one of these original 1960's sculptures hanging above her bed since I was a little boy and I'm 46. People have made fun of it over the years and now I'm so happy I can tell her it's worth $650.


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