Our kitchen had a formica back splash with aluminum trim. It was dreary looking and very stained behind the cook top. Jeff started to rip it off and as he suspected it was glued to the sheetrock wall. The formica removal took most of the paper from the sheetrock with it.
In another life, long ago, Jeff hung sheetrock for a few years. He was able to make it all pretty and ready for paint.
While he played in the mud, I stripped the wallpaper where the fridge goes. Behind it I found an icky, moldy mess. On the other side of this wall is the washer hook up. It must have leaked at one time, creating mold. Jeff cut the wall out on both sides to also find some rotten framing.
I have started to tackle the pink bathroom. The wallpaper is gone. Now to scrub the glue off of the wall.