I have an early 1940's home, which has had foundation repair but still shifts a little with subsequent cracking of plaster. My bedroom ceiling is crackled, and some of the crackling has fallen off, and there are some long-standing cracks in the ceiling. I have had other ceilings smoothed, which have done pretty well with not much cracking afterwards, but was not wanting to go to the expense of having someone smooth out my ceiling. I'm hoping for a DIY project, and would love to use beadboard wallpaper on the ceiling, but was unsure how the wallpaper would react to shifts in foundation and how easily the wallpaper tears could be covered if they did crack?? any advice on an affordable way to cover the ceiling?? it really does look awful:) Thanks in advance for any advice!