I had to get the old goat to sand the wall over - I don't have the breathing capacity for anything with big movements in - and I was worried about the dust and my bad throat. I have to admit that I did not redo the skirting boards - just too much extra work and dust - I just washed them. I have had the wall paper saved for about 3 or 4 years - I bought it half price in the sales. The paint I got last year when I started - so that was no extra cost. The only thing I bought was a lovely, snuggly fleece throw and several cushion covers in various textures and fabrics to match. It is a wonderful space - and I feel all clean and tidy.
I matches the other side of the room that I did last spring.
Now I am going to have a couple of weeks break - then I am going to finish the bit in the middle. Should not be as nearly as much work as it's mostly done.