Before we ripped out a wall, took down the drop ceiling & fixed the electric:
After putting up some paneling. We tried to strip the wallpaper & smooth it out but there was no hope. We will eventually be doing a total gut job so good enough is fine for now.
Believe it or not the switch plate is level! Guess we should have been more concerned with plumb.
Another pic of the paneling
We primed & painted the paneling, good enough to get us through the holidays