They did take the wall out, drywalled the ceiling and walls, taped and mudded and sanded so the majority of the mess was over.
Trent was able to get the texture on the walls and ceiling over Christmas. It looks great. It is now time for primer and paint. It will be so great to get this part finished.
Light fixtures hanging down weren't a great Christmas look for me so I added the wreath decoration over the table to distract from the construction.