Well....after two attempts to get the ceiling retextured correctly, I'm happy to say they are finally done!
Here's a reminder of the nasty popcorn- yuck.
And here they are now.
It's amazing what a difference it makes. The rooms seem so much brighter, and lighter.
I'm not going to lie, it was a lot of work and a big hassle to get them done right. But it was completely worth it.