wallpaper disaster - what can i do?
Years ago I ran into the same problem. I rented a steamer and this worked great on ALMOST all of it, except one hideous wall that had absolutely heinous floral wallpaper. The steamer turned this wall into a gooey, semi-floral mess.
What really worked GREAT for this was we found some 4x8' sheets of 'nice' paneling. You may say, 'nice paneling'--isn't that an oxymoron? Well, it really WAS decent looking--pre-finished with what looked like a subtly-striped wallpaper design. It was an easy fix; just covered it up. If it hadn't worked, I probably would have drywalled on top of what was there and started over; a considerably bigger job.
Hopefully you'll find something you like, or someone else may have an even better solution to rescue your current project...but it sure worked for us.
Good luck, and again, welcome!
Hope this helps out.
If you have any other paper you don't like in this house the best way to get rid of it is to prime over it with an oil based primer and paint over it this way it be a part of the wall as you ahve found out it pretty much is already anyway.