Can this crown molding be rescued?
I have not had any problems with the developer for my new construction home.... until now. We added two-piece crown molding (one piece was not an option available) to the family room. We also did a floor to ceiling stone fireplace that bumps out 2 inches from the wall. Not a single person warned us that there are issues with joining the molding to the fireplace.
You can see by the attached picture that the molding was molding to the fireplace. They did not dissolve it into the stone because the two piece sticks out past the stone by about an inch.
Personally, I hate it. To me, it looks amateur-ish and not finished. I wanted to paint the wall a dark gray and the little triangle of gray paint is going to look very odd, IMO.
Is there any solution, apart from removing the crown molding? Is there a decorative corbel that we can install? Any ideas at all? Is this a normal finish for this kind of situation?