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Starting a new career with old furniture

View Photo Gallery: Christen Bensten needed a house full of furniture. So she started chalk painting, which led to a design blog and a painting business based in her Arlington home.

In this week’s Local Living section, reporter Jura Koncius takes us inside the home of Christen Bensten, an Arlington mom and blogger for Blue Egg Brown Nest. Bensten uses chalk paint to turn castoffs into instant heirlooms. Her knack for transforming dressers, chests and other decor has us wondering:

Bensten will join Thursday’s Home Front discussion at noon ET. Submit questions here and read Koncius’ story to learn about giving old furniture new life.

Delece is an education reporter for U.S. News.


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