Painting over embossed wallcoverings
New to TOH boards & first post. The walls in our 1925 house are in pretty bad shape; crumbling horsehair plaster, rough texture, etc. We're going back & forth over whether to paint or paper; love the flexibility of paint, but hate the condition of the walls. I was watching a home improvement show today, and the designer put up embossed (textured) wallcovering and then painted it. As someone who's removed her share of wallpaper, I know this is a no-no, but then again, it did look great when it was done. I'd like to know if anyone's done this, and if so, are you happy with it? Thanks in advance for your comments & suggestions.