I just bought a fixer-upper, with lots of popcorn, wallpaper, and wood paneling (not to mention a very ugly kitchen). First thing I want to do is replace the ceilings. am fairly confident I can remove the popcorn myself, but then what do I do? Tape the drywall? Texture and paint? What products and tools should I use? If I have to hire someone to do the taping and texturing, will I have saved any money by removing the popcorn myself (let's just assume I don't wreck or break anything during the removal process)?
This is my first fixer-upper house, I am a grandmother, in great shape, looking forward to the challenge, and I can use all the free how-to-advice I can get. THANKS!!!