@David LaFond Beadboard on the ceiling. Because you said you wanted to redo the drywall in our bathroom, ceiling and all, and I will not be hanging overhead drywall again. Let's consider this for the entire hallway too. LOL!
We purchased 4x8 foot sheets of plywood bead board. I do not recommend the large compressed fiber board sheets. Granted they are lighter to work with, but it chips and dents easily, and doesn’t look as authentic. We also purchased all the trim for crown molding. We primed and painted all the wood work before we made a single cut. Painting overhead is no fun. FIND YOUR STUDS!