Note to anyone that is new to drywall. Use a primer. It is very important to cover the mud on the ceiling and make a uniform coating on the surface to be painted. I leaned this the hard way in my last house. If you don't prime and are using a dark color you will see a distinct color difference over the mudded areas and non-mudded areas.
Other misc. updates -- I finished the drywall on the inside of my archways in the stairway and applied the first coat of mud. I am going to wait and drywall the rest of the archways out this weekend and then sand and apply the final mud coating to archways.
Going towards the bathroom in basement:
Going towards the theater in basement:
I also framed out the HVAC pipe in the hallway before the bathroom and wine cellar.
I am planning on putting a cap on the current light bulb location and running a wire down to a newly added box for a sconce in this bathroom hallway due to the HVAC box.
That's it for now. I am about to pick up my door for the theater and begin cutting in the furring strips around the room.