It took us an extra week of sporadic work, but we busted out the last of the crown yesterday.
It wasn't without frustration and a lot of "can we fix it with caulk?" questions, but it is all up and looking pretty good. (The shades are off the lights since they are easily bumped and broken when working around them so we took them down)
And the answer is yes... caulk fixes about everything. I made my way through two of the boxes and those look pretty spectacular.
Can you say caulk, paint, done?