WAY TO GO!!!! I know how much work that is!!!
We hired out the scraping, removal, and hand-texturing part of the job and the professional was done with our entire house (about 1200 square feet of ceiling) in two days (one guy at $1/square foot). Then, we caulked, primed, and painted (two coats of everything was required) all the ceilings, except the vaulted foyer ceiling, ourselves. (That vaulted ceiling had to wait due to lack of proper equipment and rental of such equipment was too pricey to justify it.) OH MY!!! That was quite an INTENSE job!!!
DH helped me with the upstairs, where we started. DD's room took THREE coats of primer and paint, each. I ended up doing most of the downstairs by myself. A friend/neighbor, whom we frequently trade "labor" with, helped me with some of the downstairs. I did all the prep and clean-up solo and she helped with the rollering of two of the four ceilings. What took us the longest, though, was rebuilding the edge where the lower ceilings meet rooms with higher ceilings. That took amazing amounts of patience and time.
All I can say is it was TOTALLY WORTH every second and every penny and every ache and pain!!! I despised our ceilings before.
I absolutely LOVE our house now!!!!
P.S. Two years later, LOL, I hired painters to paint the entire interior of our home, except the ceilings we had done. All because I could not fathom painting each room in piecemail again AND due to the vaulted ceiling and walls downstairs. Other towhomes in our HOA have 1.5 story vaulted ceilings, but ours is a full two-stories with no level flooring beneath (staircase with no landing). The vaulted ceiling took two years to be caulked, primed, and painted!!!
LOL I never looked up there and ignored it.
I started out just getting quotes for the vaulted areas and adjoining 2-story-high walls (bare minimum of foyer and living room and hallway due to the way the walls/rooms flow). For the work and hassle and cost, it worked out to be far more economical to have a professional do it all. We already had to move out due to another home improvement project controlled by our HOA, so I scheduled the painting to be done directly thereafter and we moved in with my dad for three weeks. Thankfully, he lives a two-minute walk from us!
We had to remove all food (actually EVERYTHING ingested or put in the body or near any orifice) and photographs/artwork and soft, porous items (cushions, pillows, mattresses, clothing, etc) for the HOA project, so moving everything except the medium and large pieces of furniture for the painting project didn't seem like that big of a deal. LOL That was a CRAZY month due to these projects and two travel-related weekends all coinciding. It was totally worth it all!!! I am in love with our house now...still...and it has been over a year!!!
[Sorry to go on and on...guess I am super chatty tonight!
I need to close the laptop and GO TO BED!!! LOL]
BEST WISHES WITH YOUR PROJECT!!! Your DD's room looks great so far...