Molding meeting a stone fireplace
We have cased out the opening to our kitchen (to the left in the first photo) with a decorative header, and want to duplicate the look on two other nearby openings on either side of a stone fireplace. Unfortunately, the profile of the crown is more substantial than the stone, so we are faced with having to do returns (pictured) or some other solution (blocks?) to terminate at the stone. The upper crown at the ceiling is older and no longer available, so continuing across the stone unfortunately doesn't seem to be an option. We're not thrilled with the look of the hanging returns here. Please pay no attention to the left side of the header...I left it long while we experiment. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.