My original plan was to start on Wednesday and have it finished on Friday. Three days, no problem, I have done this lots. I was wrong...
I started steaming the wallpaper off, as I have done many times before, and it would not come off. While I struggled to remove this paper, I learned that it was not a prepasted wallpaper, therefore it had been pasted on. Eventually the wallpaper was removed, but it came off with pieces of the drywall and left a glue residue on the walls. I was left with a messy, uneven surface. I knew I had to sand down the wall, and "resurface" the wall.
After days of sanding, mudding, sanding, patching, sanding, I finally had new walls. Next was the primer and finally the paint. YAY!!!
And most importantly, he LOVES it! I notice that he keeps going in and just looking and admiring, awwwwwww!