First pic - After scraping the popcorn, we had that knock down look. We wanted flat for this area so we are skim coating the ceiling. We tested in the laundry room first. Looked good. Now we are skim coating the ceiling for a flat finish. Flat finish is near light working our way to middle of room. Lots of neck and shoulder pain. Second pic - New LVL beam we put up last week. Plus the living room walls that we've been mudding and sanding.