Fluer de Flourish
Oct 5, 2011
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.