Don't want to hijack the painting the ceiling post, but I'd sure like to know how to remove a popcorn ceiling. Whoever did ours did not do the best job, and it has long cracks in it and looks pretty oogy. We thought about covering it with bead board, but that's expensive and the walls are only just 8' -- I don't want to do anything to make these rooms look any smaller. Any suggestions? TIA, Pony!