Easily remove a popcorn ceiling with this new ceiling scraper @Megan Bledsoe if you ever decide it is worth it. I've also seen some cool pins to cover popcorn ceilings with other surfaces. I have a cool all white embossed pattern wallpaper ceiling in my kitchen
GF Java Gel Stain - I'm slowly refinishing my kitchen cabinets with this (I use the paint brush and cheesecloth method - I tried a few and it worked best for me). They look great, but sometimes the stain doesn't dry hard for a very long time in areas of the cabinet doors that got more wear.
Before updating or touching up a chair or small, lightweight table, elevate it over the work surface by gently tapping a nail into the bottom of each leg. The legs will get better air circulation for drying and won't stick to the surface.