This will be one of my next projects - tackling the wallpaper that is left. The previous owners tried to scrape it but it looks like they did it with a screwdriver because they made hideous marks in the drywall and took a lot of the drywall paper with it. Those brown patches at the bottom near the stairs are missing drywall paper not wallpaper.
Then at some point they tried a bad job of fixing it with drywall joint compound but it is badly damaged and they did a bad job with the mud. We haven't decided if its salvageable or if we'll be replacing some of the drywall all together.
But my mom's steamer and a regular scraper seem to work just fine. Not my favorite project but another one that will make another big difference in house the place looks.
Lots of little projects like replacing ripped window screen - my brother and cousin did a great job on the ones upstairs.
And updating all the light fixtures (these are being replaced by the ones shown sitting on the bench above. These little things are making a difference very quickly.
And then there is the cement which is finishing curing and looks awesome (I never thought I would be so excited by concrete...).
These guys did a great job and we are very glad we hired that project out to the professionals!