After much more frustration than I could imagine, we finally finished the crown molding in the bedroom. You can see the work-in-progress above. The tape is where we marked stud locations. Don't want to tarnish the perfect paint.
I borrowed a serious saw from my coworker, Tai. I also used his nail gun and world's slowest compressor. Thanks buddy.
I did some serious coping, which resulted in beautiful corners.
Speaking of studs; which do you think worked better--an electronic stud finder or a magnet from an old electric toothbrush head? Definitely the magnet. I've basically given up hope on the electronic variety. I ordered an official magnetic one and in initial trials, it works wonderfully.
|Above the curtains.|
|Over the stencils. We planned the height perfectly.|
And here is the overall result. We are very happy with it. It feels like a swanky hotel.
Here's the same shot before the molding was in: