Fluer de Flourish

Better After reader Carla refreshed this stale old dresser into a sweet little changing table with a coat of black and some new fluer-de-lis knobs.  I almost thought they were hand-painted flourishes; a little touch of trompe l’oeil, which my one semester of French taught me means “trick of the eye.” And even though that phrase refers to a style of realistic painting, this still kind of WAS trompe l’oeil, because my eyeballs were tricked all the same.  I have no idea how to pronounce that, so let’s not ever have this conversation in real life.

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  1. Fantastic re-do. I love the finished product!

  2. sooo pretty!

  3. you pronounce tromp-loy. Thank you History of Art 101.

  4. Okay, thought YOU’D done this…just sent you an e-mail…but WOW!! This is the most sophisticated change table I’ve EVER seen!!

  5. And thank YOU Liz! Even if I am doomed to forget that, and will probably continue to rhyme it with Circ de Soleil as usual.

  6. WOW. I would have 100% tossed that old dresser! Great work! I should really check on there before I throw ANY furniture away…

  7. Is there a link? I want to find those fleur-de-lovely pulls!

  8. The pulls are from Hobby Lobby and they come in all black. I actually painted the white on to make them stand out on the dresser :)

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