So my dad takes off one small piece of paneling, as you can see above. We attempted to remove the wallpaper from under this paneling. As a test. Only a test. The wallpaper scraped off like a dream. No steamer needed. the plaster underneath was beautiful. Ok, let's remove the rest of the paneling!
Peter was less than enthused. He still blames me and my dad for this monster of a project. But, in the end, the room is now amazing.