Just a few decorating tips from and an amatuer. To make
an old cabinet seem like brand new, PAINT!
Also adding new hardware makes an old junky wooden piece of junk,
look like you just bought it from a store! To take off old wallpaper, after
you have peeled off what you can, put some water in a spray bottle with about a 1/4 cup of fabric softner and spray directly to old wallpaper. Use a scaper (credit card works great!) and scrape! It just falls off! It also smells good too! No need to wash off the walls before you repaper, just make sure surface is dry. I would do it the day before you are going to wallpaper. I am a person that likes to get things done in day but it just has not been possible so I have just had to take my time and it actually has helped me. Sometimes just to get it done, I hurry towards the end. Well, with this I just work on it a couple hours a day during nap time and I feel like taking my time and completing it. I do feel like the movie, "Groundhog Day" sometimes when I walk into the bathroom though. I have about 4 more hours to do and I will be glad when it's complete, but what a reward to see the completed project!