In what will be our girl's bedroom, I have begun peeling years, decades, hey - even centuries of wall paper off the walls. Lucky for me, it is very brittle and comes off easily. Once I got down through the eighties and back past the sixties, the wallpaper was very shabby chic and lovely.
The last photo is of the earliest wallpaper on that bedroom wall. That part of our home was built in 1791.