Floor hubris, or the beginning of the end (Beach house #75)

So you know how I left the floors gorgeously sanded? Well, overnight it snowed about 7 inches. I came in the next morning with snow on my boots, as did the HVAC guy. At this point, if you’ve done woodworking you are  totally groaning right now.

If not…. just enjoy the photos. And call me Icarus.

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Gorgeous, right? So I left it overnight and the next morning came back to –

FOOTPRINTS.

Footprints everywhere.

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Maybe you can see them better if I make it black and white:

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At first I wondered if someone had come in overnight and walked through my new stain – but that didn’t make any sense, since it’d been another 2am night. Then I figured out that…

It had been my own stupid fault.

Walking with wet shoes – even just the residual dampness after wiping off the snow – was enough to open the grains in the wood enough to take the stain much darker than the stain around it.

Footprints. Everywhere. And they don’t look very obvious in the photos, but in person they were just glaringly obvious. I couldn’t let them stay.

And that was my second mistake.

 

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