While I was prepping the floor and doing the wallpapering I used the various waiting times to paint the coving. First a coat of the same paint as I used on the ceiling, let it dry, then gentle sanding with very fine sanding sponge. Then apply a second coat followed again by a light 'buff' with the sanding sponge.
I now have to decide on
- whether to cut my losses and abandon the whole project
- how to cut wood to make wooden boxes
- seeing if I can get them made
- carrying on with this one now I have got this far and see if I can just tolerate it as a sort of background to the actual things I want to display.