OK. I went to lunch with DH. Here is the new plan.
- Remove godawful beams. (Anyone getting the drift that I think these things
- Do NOT rip out whole ceiling. Patch the existing ceiling.
- Add scalloped texture to new patching.
- Paint the entire ceiling over the texture.
DH assures me that the scallop stuff is plaster and not the same gunky stuff
as the popcorn texture. And thus it will not just goop up and fall off as we
repaint. The texture will show through the new paint.
In order to test this theory, we are going to patch and paint a small
segment to make sure the theory is sound.
What do you all think of this?