Close Enough

9.01.2011

Thank you so much for all the helpful ideas and suggestions for replacing the bead trim on my little table. I knew y'all would come through with some ideas or links to places to find what I was looking for cause bloggers have done it all.

I went to Hobby Lobby first to see what I could find and first hit the department with wood pieces, but the beads they had were too big. Then I was headed to the aisle to get some molding clay and plaster a paris like several of you suggested when all of a sudden I spied little straight strips of tiny pearls. I looked at them and thought that has to be it or close enough.

A few of you even said to look at costume jewelry and see if there was some beads I could use. Here is the little pack of pearl strips. They are already flat on one side and have sticky on them.

Now Mr. Savvy walks in about the time I am putting these on and shakes his head, no. What do you mean, no? It is fine. He is such a perfectionist and thought they should be exact. I told him once they are painted it will be close enough.

 First coat of paint on and they look fine. No one will know unless we point it out. As I said
close enough!

Another look at the before.

Still in the process of working on this piece. Still needs sanding and waxing.

Hutch reveal tonight!

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47 comments:

  1. I'd say this is a fantastic fix!

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  2. oh my goodness, definitely close enough. I had to look really hard to find the area after it was painted...no will ever know. I love the color you are using.

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  3. Perfect to my eye, what a great solution.

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  4. Perfect! The price was right and it's clever...

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  5. Don't ever point it out, really no one would ever notice. Maybe an appraiser, but he would already have given you points off for painting the piece. But I personally love the color and you love it sooooooo... keep on painting.

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  6. I can't believe how well that matches! What a clever idea!

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  7. You NEVER cease to amaze me! Your great ideas just flow freely!!
    ♥ Becky in SC ♥

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  8. I LOVE that idea. That is so clever. I am lucky enough to have 24 hours with my daughter/blogging partner, and we're sitting here in our jammies reading blogs. She LOVES it, too.

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  9. Clever gal, it looks like the original:)

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  10. Better than close if you ask me. What color is that?

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  11. Looks amazing and you are right you can not even tell unless it is pointed out!

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  12. Looks great to me! I can' tell the difference. I'll be checking back for the hutch reveal.

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  13. Wow! That's a great match! Good job! Can't wait to see it finished.

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  14. It looks great Kim! Once you add all your touches, the focus will be on the beautiful overall finish.

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  15. No one will EVER know (except of course for Mr. Savvy:):) I had to REALLY look hard to find the section. It looks terrific! You are amazing! XO, Pinky

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  16. Great idea, Kim! No one will ever know. I wouldn't if you had not pointed it out.
    Looks great!

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  17. Close enough is right. That paint color is beautiful too. This going to be a great piece when you finish.

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  18. Amazing fix! I know I am going to love this table! It id looking great!

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  19. you just gave me an wonderful idea for a piece I have that has very little detail, now it will:) thanks

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  20. Awesome!

    Mary @ Redo 101

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  21. The pearls are perfect. A great find. Hugs, Marty

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  22. wow what a clever idea. so glad you found a solution. the table looks great. i knew you could make it beautiful again.

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  23. Sometimes close enough is perfect, because your replacement beads look really great to me! Your beads have given me a great idea to use them on a piece of furniture I'd like to paint in the near future.

    BTW, I love the color of your table!

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  24. They worked!Richard from My Old Historic house.

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  25. Awesome idea! No one will ever know (well except for your few thousand blog readers) :-)

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  26. The table looks fabulous. You are so Clever!
    Thanks for sharing. Bobbie

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  27. Wow! I never would have thought of using those.
    Your paint choice is great!

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  28. Wow! That was the perfect solution! Love the color and can't wait to see the finished product!

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  29. Yes! Forge ahead with the vision Kim~and you were genius to figure this one out. It looks totally amazing.

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  30. It turned out great! :-)

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  31. wow...you are now a certified furniture repair person....very cool, I am so jelous of this hobby lobby thing that I have NEVER seen, I need to start hounding them come west! great job and can't wait to see that hutch

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  32. Ok, this was brilliant! I never would have thought of it, but I certainly will tuck this idea away in my head in case I ever need it. No one will ever notice the difference. Bravo!

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  33. I had no idea you could buy these little flat-sided beads! This is so good to know.

    Can't wait to see the finished job.
    Love the paint color.
    xx
    A

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  34. Just perfect, Kim! Just perfect.
    Brenda

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  35. Great solution! Look really good!!

    'Please visit our new website www.tableandtop.com'

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  36. That's using the old noggin! Gonna keep this one in the back of my mind for the future!

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  37. Nice pearls. Now am a follower on this site maybe anyone will be at folloer at mine?

    Regards from Swedn

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  38. Totally missed this Kim! Love your idea here with the pearls, very clever. Pretty color too!

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  39. Great job...an even easier fix than the plaster of paris method. You can't even tell...well, maybe YOU can but no one else will ever notice...unless, of course, they read your blog. xo Diana

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  40. This is a great fix! What's the paint color? It's lovely.

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  41. Looks perfect.. like you said nobody would notice unless they were told!

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  42. Wow, I would have never guessed you used pearls. What a clever idea. I'm with you... close enough and it looks so much better than it did before the repair. I love this make over. And I think I will use your idea of painting the brass accents in the iron paint. I have a similar table I inherited from my MIL, that I am hoping to paint later.

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