So here's what did me in...
Our chapel workday was yesterday, and Sue and I finally tackled the nursery (a project we've been wanting to work on for a year or so). The first thing on the agenda was stripping the wallpaper from the lower portion of the wall. Actually that was second - first was taking down the hideous drapes!
I had totally unrealistic expectations of how long everything would take, but realized that we did a great job to get the wallpaper stripped in the time we had available. Here are the "after" pictures:
Next comes paint!