Repairing old plaster corners

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Hi,
I have tried searching but hasn't found what I am looking for.
I have just stripped the wallpaper off my living room walls to find that the plaster is pretty good apart from the external corners of the chimney and bay window. They currently have wooden corner beads, some of which are perfectly flush with the rest of the plaster, some are recessed and have been filled over - not a problem when the paper covered over any cracks, but not good for painting (as far as I am aware)
What are my options with out reskimming the whole wall?
Fitting thin coat metal beads on top of the wooden ones and feathering edges back into the rest of the wall?
Would that work if I feathered it back about 8-10inches?

If I took out the wooden beads I presumably would have to fill the void enough to get the new beads to sit level with the rest of the wall?

Any help would be much appreciated!
 
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Agree with above.

My practice is never to remove original features if at all possible. Its simple to adjust round stick corners unless they are warped. But first pics.
 
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Here you go - i have actually made a start by taking off the wooden beads, hacking back any loose plaster (more than i thought) and fix on some metal beading.
I am quite happy with how it is going so far - the ones under the window sill need their top coat, but so far so good!

 
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Why are you asking for help with this business when you have already completed it?
 
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I'm with ree on this I like to keep original features as well I even stripped off the old skim in my house along with beads and restored the original bullnose, there's not much to talk about now you have done that, good luck with it
 

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