Ceiling Options besides Drywall?
My entire house (built late 80's) had drywall popcorn ceilings. I dislike the popcorn drywall. It is a split level home and over the past year or so, one room at a time, I replaced all lower level ceilings with pine planks and crown molding instead of the popcorn drywall. Looks great and I am quite happy with it...
For some reason, I don't feel I want to do the same (wood planks) to the upper level, but I would like to get rid of the popcorn ceilings. What are my options? Right now I feel it is:
A) painstakingly scrape off the popcorn, mud and sand as needed, repaint
B) knock out popcorn drywall, put in new drywall, mud, prime and paint
C) ?? Something else....
This would be a flat ceiling (not vaulted)... Would include a living room and 2 bedrooms potentially. Any ideas out there?