Well I finally have a bit of an update, even though it is minor. The crown molding is done. FINALLY!
I really didn't enjoy painting this stuff. If I had it to do over again, it would all be one color for sure.
The rope lights need to be pulled forward to the front of the molding in order to get a better wash of light on the ceiling...that is a project for next weekend. Here are a few pics of the final product:
I have a LOT of nail holes to fill and some touch-up painting to do on the ceiling. Wow that Rosco paint shows a mark every time
you touch it.
Here you can see that I had a bit of an issue with the equipment room door. There is actually a little hole in the wall where the lights pass back into the equipment room and then come back into the theater on the other side of the door. I wasn't sure if that was going to work, but it seems to have turned out really well. I had tons of rope light, so I left enough slack back in the equipment room to do the crown and lights back there if I decide I want to. I think I have almost enough leftover crown as well.
This pic shows the lights before I added the little trays that keep the rope straight. You can see that the light on the ceiling is wavy here. I definitely suggest those trays - they're cheap and make laying the lights in the molding a lot easier.