Wall-ceiling gap

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My 1920's era house has a picture rail at the top of the wall. But the walls and ceiling are not absolutely straight (not even close!) so the moulding was put up with a sizable gap above it. This would not be a problem except that it causes a shadow in and above the gap which appears to be dirt (no matter how many times I check). Any idea what I can do to fix this problem? I was considering filling the gap with rope caulk.

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  • Sharon Roscher Sharon Roscher on Dec 22, 2017
    I have the same kind of ceiling in our bedrooms and had the same problem. Rather than fight it, I decided to put tiny Christmas LED lights into the grooves all around the room. Turned out great - give it a try!

    • Rox24734622 Rox24734622 on Dec 22, 2017
      I wanted to do this SO MUCH... but the space changes all around the room, and there isn't QUITE enough room for lights... (sigh and DRAT). Thanks, though.... I know it looks stunning.

  • 62q10370829 62q10370829 on Dec 23, 2017
    You could try rope lights just hang on hooks along the top edge or any lights. Just put up hooks every few feet. I have the same in the house I'm renting put in one room pugs only on one side of room , 2nd room only 2 plugs & only one works, my room only 3 & 1/2 of one works & one doesn't & 3rd one works. So I can't do it. Good luck.

  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Dec 23, 2017
    I might add additional quarter round moulding to cover the gap...adds another dimension to your trim

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 23, 2017
    I was going to say caulk, but after reading Lsherbach's answer, I like that better if it can be done.

  • Rox24734622 Rox24734622 on Dec 23, 2017
    This SOUNDS doable, but the surfaces (ceiling and moulding) are textured and not very straight... could be nightmarish in the long run. I think the caulk option is more practical.