After removing the cheap drop tile ceilings in a few rooms, a few of the ceilings were just not salvageable... We opted for new sheet rock ceilings painted in white... Notice the amazing plaster walls, after scraping all that wallpaper off the walls, a decade later, some pigments still appear on the original plaster walls. We thought this was so beautiful we chose not to paint on top of these magnificent art walls. Throughout the home, wherever we could save the plaster walls we did just that. We kept the original plaster walls unpainted but treated with a clear varnish to preserve the walls and give it a nice semi-glossy finish. It's so shabby chic and we love that we did not have to paint over these beautiful surfaces!