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Jim Caruk has what I want!!

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HHassist

OK, this isn't fair -- after weeks and months of agonzing over colours and what to do with the family room, I just saw exactly what I want in Jim Caruk's house on Real Renos. And I have no idea how to find out what colours he used!! :mad: He has the white fireplace mantel in the exact design I want with a black tile surround, a window on either side of the fireplace with white horizontal blinds, and the perfect red on the walls. It's what my wall would look like if I could figure out how to do it!!

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philb

I think we better just stop this here, shall we?

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Anonymous

Once I find the right red, the wall is staying red FOREVER!!!!

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Anonymous

... is better than having no idea at all!! I just wish I wasn't so annoyingly wishy-washy about this silly colour thing!! No, actually, what I wish is that there wreren't so many reds to choose from!! ;)

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Anonymous

My wall is still taupe and no news from Jim Caruk -- but at least the holes have been polyfilled :) I'm going to be painting red this weekend, no matter what!! Still haven't made a final decision on which red, but I have a plan :)

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Anonymous

I'm still not 100% certain what red I'm going to go with!! Although I do have a front-runner.... I'll hold out a couple of days and see if I get a reply with the coour that he used. In the meantime, I have to polyfil some holes in the wall and put on a coat of primer.

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Anonymous

I wrote to the Real Renos e-mail address asking about the red paint colour in his dining room. I just got a reply from the production assistant, telling me that she asked Jim Caruk what colour it is, and she'll let me know when she hears back from him.

Not sure if I'll actually ever get the info, but at least I got a real reply that actually answered my question (more or less!!)

Hey, I just might get what Jim Caruk has after all!! ;)

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Anonymous

........Neil, and I want to paint him red. Maybe that'll help Smoodgie make up her mind!!!

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Anonymous

colours appear very differently on screen than in real life.

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Anonymous

Good idea, jenjen -- I found the e-mail address for the Real Renos production company in the HGTV FAQs. I sent an e-mail asking for info on the paint colour -- not sure if it'll get me anywhere, but at least it's a start!!

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I heard one of the designers mention Georgian Brick, so I checked it out -- it's more brown/orange than red, so I don't thnk that's the red in the room with the white fireplace.

Sucks that there's no Real Renos web site :-(

How can picking a red and a white be so hard?? I mean, our flag is red & white, and I bet it didn't take the flag designers months to pick *just* the right red and white!!

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