I finally had enough last year (keep in mind that is 6 years later) and decided to tackle it once and for all. While it wasn't a full gut-job, it was pretty darn close...we tore up the carpeting, took down the ceiling tile (don't ask), ripped down the door and ended up skimcoating the entire 12 ft. x 13 ft. room.
Things moved super fast; but came to a screeching halt after I completed my pallet ceiling. Yet, I was determined once and for all to finally relax and fully live in the room again. While there is still decor to hang, things to buy, a door to install and a rolling rack to build, I am thrilled with the results so far.
Before (2007) After (2014)
Not too bad, eh.