He came to have a look and figured he could work with this. So a few days later he came up with whatever was needed. I gave him a key and left him to it. And when I came home he was done! The cupboard looks spiffing! And the old shelves will be added to my already substantial stock of firewood. Now it's my job to do the rest! Pull the wallpaper off, apply filler where needed, and repaint. And then the top floor is done!