How do I get rid of this horrible wall texture?
We'll shortly be closing on a modest fixer built in 1920 that has this horrid moonscape texture on the living area walls. It's lathe and plaster, didn't see any walls that look like they've redone in gypsum. Here's a close-up where a curtain rod holder was ripped out of the wall, and you can see the lathe.
Unfortunately, there are rounded corners where they meet door way trim.
How best to make our walls smooth? Can we skim coat with mud over painted plaster or is that a losing proposition to get the full face of the wall smooth? I don't think we can just add 1/4" gypsum over it, due to the rounded corners. Do we need to just rip it all out and drywall it properly?
I should add that we're fully DIY on this, with decent skills.