Just when I had this post ready to publish about the hardwood floor color, my blog went dark.
It appears my domain name that I purchased from GoDaddy had lapsed because of an expired credit card on file. They assured me when I renewed my domain name that my blog would be back in an hour or possibly 48 hours.
By Sunday, it was quite evident that my blog was gone.
I tried everything! Blogger had me stuck in a continuous redirect loop.
I tried to call Blogger, but there is no number, ever for them. You're on your own.
GoDaddy eventually fixed the problem for me but it meant hours on the phone.
I'm so grateful that one of their tech support spent the extra time to correct the problem.
Otherwise, Vignette Design was gone forever!
So back to the hardwood floor color....
I ended up mixing Minwax Jacobean and Classic Gray for a grayed down brown that captured the look of the floors I am going for.
Unfortunately, the stain appeared streaked on the herringbone portion of the floors because the installer used the wrong rag when applying the stain. He sanded the herringbone and reapplied the color with a different rag.
However, he applied the color on the border too, giving the borders two coats of stain. Now the borders looked darker, almost black. It wasn't right.
At this point, we were just chasing the stain and my contractor and I made the decision to sand it all down and start over. Even the installer said he wanted to do it as he was unhappy with the way the floors looked.
Today, the floors are all sanded and ready for stain, but instead we will cover them up because otherwise it will stall the painter, the tiler and the stair installer another week. The stain will go on later.
Back to the blog....
Facing the reality that Vignette Design was gone, I had to ask myself if it was a sign to stop blogging.
I'm not posting as much as I used to and maybe this was meant to be.
What bothered me though were all those years I spent, over 1000 posts, almost 6 million visitors--all gone. This November marked my 6th year of blogging!
So when Vignette Design went back online last night, I was quite relieved, to say the least!
Thank you to all who follow me and thanks to those who reached out in concern.