I finished this a week or two ago, but didn't get pics posted.
I had the roof window installed in 2002.
At the time I didn't think I could fix the ceiling - and I have an ENORMOUS amount of "other stuff that needed to be done. At that time I was building my addition and shop. There was so much that needed to be done that details just was NOT on my list of things to do.
Sooo - I just put on the wood trim boards.
This is how the roof window has looked since 2002-2003
I had forgotten even what it looked like under the trim wood - and I was wondering what I could do.
Sooo - I took down the trim and this is what I had.
Now - what am I going to do with THAT??
I spent probably an hour standing there just looking at it.
I told myself that it was an overwhelming problem.
Then - I just figured that I could - just - peck away a little at a time.
First I filled the gaps with door and window foam in the blue can.
Then I just added a little compound at a time every day for about 7-10 days.
I sanded and added - sanded and added.
I tried the spray popcorn - what a mistake.
I then did the sand process I did around the perimeter repairs.
Here it is all finished up.
I think it looks pretty good.