As I mentioned, when we put in the bathroom vent fan downstairs, I took the opportunity to strip the wallpaper.
On the one hand, the wallpaper came off beautifully, with just a light steam & scrape.
On the other hand, so did a few layers of paint underneath that, probably from all the years of too-high moisture in that small space.
Which left the walls looking rather chewed-up – the largest wall, directly opposite the toilet, in particular. So I did a skim coat on it. Probably not very well, but it was demonstrably better.
Then, after Thanksgiving, my mother sanded down my plastering and did the first coat of paint. I followed with the second coat a few days later, and ta-da!
We love the color. It looks sort of like melted raspberry ice cream, and is just the right amount of color-but-not-overwhelming for the space. It’s not too pink; it’s got more grey tones in it.