One Room Challenge Week 7: Thank You

Updated: Jun 18, 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 fanta