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From ‘frat house’ to family home: A major remodel in Bethesda

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When a rainbow-painted gladiator statue is the housewarming gift from a builder to the homeowners, you know there must be a great story behind it.

“My grandmother’s cousin sculpted this concrete gladiator statue that had a lamp on top and eventually it ended up in my parents’ garage,” says John Frye, 43, who is in commercial air-conditioning sales. “My friend Matt loved it and brought it to our frat house when we went to college together in Cleveland. He spray-painted it silver and then … it sat in his parents’ basement for 20 years.”

Frye’s friend Matt Covell, also 43, founded Structure, a custom home builder and renovation firm based in North Bethesda, Md., in 2016. He remodeled Frye’s house in 2019-2020 and brought the gladiator to Matt Corrado, an artist and mutual high school friend, to “paint it rainbow colors as a housewarming

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Memorial Day furniture sales 2022: Patio & indoor furniture deals

What is it about the ushering in of new seasons that causes us to crave a home makeover? With summer unofficially kicking off at the end of May, we’re taking advantage of all the Memorial Day sales now offering great deals on furniture.

Whether it’s your bedroom that’s in dire need of an update, your living room that could use a new vibe, your patio that’s begging for more seating or another area of your house that would benefit from a refresh, we found more than a dozen retailers kicking off the holiday with furniture sales. From bed frames to benches, from sectionals to sideboards, we’ve found 15 places to start shopping now. Looking for even more sales? Check out our roundup of over 200 Memorial Day sales on furniture and much, much more.

If you’re a fan of modern decor and are looking for a new sofa, be sure

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