• Stephen & David

One Room Challenge Week 7: Thank You

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

We are OFFICIALLY only 7 days from the end of the One Room Challenge and despite all of the things happening in the world... it flew by. When we started this challenge we thought we knew just how challenging it would be, but this one really pushed us to the limit.

Hello! If you’ve stumbled across our page from the ORC Site, Welcome! We’re Stephen & David, a Husband-and-Husband DIY team based in Boston, MA. Over that past three years we have been renovating our (previously abandoned) Victorian home and sharing the process along the way! You can check out a little tour of our home here and we hope you join us as we tackle this Master Suite project!


This week we wanted to start with a Thank You to a few people who made this experience so much better. Without their support this challenge would have been even more challenging.

SAM CLARKE - Waters & Brown

Our friendship with Sam dates back a few years when David and Sam worked together at a startup in Boston. Sam left his love of Marketing to help run the family business Waters & Brown. He is one of the most caring people we know and was so willing to help make our project the best it could be. Sam knows the value that a local business provides to a community and they KNOW paint. We worked with Sam on everything paint... from product, to finish, to color, to application. Best yet - this is the service they provide everyone - the benefit of shopping at your local family owned business.

We recommend you check out their website where they are taking online orders and offering contactless delivery. They have locations in Salem and Beverly Massachusetts.



We have admired Ken's work for a long time... he is an amazing cabinet maker here in Boston with a skill set we envy. Several months ago we reached out to him for our Parlor built-ins and he turned our dream into a reality.

When we started the One Room Challenge we knew we wanted an amazing radiator box in our Master Bathroom. We reached out to Ken and once again he came through. Working with Ken is fantastic - not only does he make a mean cabinet but he also has a great design sense... and provides thoughtful feedback on how to make an even bigger impact. We hope that we have the opportunity to work with Ken again and would highly recommend that you do as well.


LEONI KIRKSEY - The Tile Shop - Watertown Ma

Our very first project and partner for the One Room Challenge was The Tile Shop. We had ambitious plans and needed help from someone who was up for the challenge. Thankfully we were paired with Leoni. Leoni knows tile, and she knows what The Tile Shop has to offer. She took all of our questions seriously and provided us with amazing information on the process. Even having completed several showers in the past - Leoni added all kinds of helpful information.

One of our things about working with Leoni (and anyone) is that she didn't make up answers. If she didn't know, she asked someone who did. She always had a smile and a positive attitude. If you are in the area and need tile we highly recommend you reach out to her - Leoni.Kirksey@tileshop.com



This week we are serving you some progress shots.

We still have A LOT to do and need to get back to it. Next week is the big reveal!

These photos are current and should give you an idea of JUST HOW MUCH WE HAVE TO DO!



Now, in order to make all those pretty things come to life we need to get back to work! Did we mention we are doing the ENTIRE thing ourselves? If you’re not already following along on Instagram - come check it out! We post stories everyday with what we are working on and we love your feedback! See you there!



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