Cover up popcorn ceiling! The ceiling is made up of individual 5 inch wide tongue and groove pine planks from Lumber Liquidators. The beams are box beams (hollow inside). Twice Remembered: Red Cottage / Farmhouse Style Kitchen Progress Photos and Details.
Removing Popcorn Ceilings -- will be glad I pinned this if I ever move to an older home and need to remodel. Don't ignore a house because of popcorn ceilings! They can be changed either DIY or painters.