We did a cool trick on the crown molding in the dining room.
I painted the rounded strip to look like turquoise stone.
Then when we put it up on the ceiling, it draws the eye to the molding.
I am really happy with the way it came out!
It did make it take far longer to get the painting done than just painting it a solid color, but I think it was worth the extra time. I did hear a rumor most that sane people do not paint their dining room trim in four inch sections with an art brush, but that might only be a rumor…