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Surfaco Counter recolors **from the new Kitchen & Bath SP**

by SpaceDoll Posted 16th May 2008 at 8:33 AM - Updated 12th Oct 2008 at 9:43 AM by -Maylin-
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

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Even though I knew that many Sims devotees have decided that the Kitchen & Bath stuff pack is the most craptacular yet, and contrary to my own critical observation of the sheer lack of anything very good in the item shots on the official site, I decided to buy it. What can I say? I'm an obsessive completist. I just can't help myself.
So, in an attempt to stretch the few useful items included into something I may occasionally use, I have created a few recolors of the "modern" Surfaco counter. I wanted some plainer colors, in case I decided to do a kitchen that didn't revolve around some seventies circus theme. Following a slightly more reasonable food theme, I came up with four yummy color combinations:


I intend to do more recolors from this stuff pack; any suggestions?

By the way, this item requires the Kitchen & Bath stuff pack, but that SP is not yet included in the Upload Wizard, so I couldn't add that.
Tags: #kitchen, #bath, #stuff, #pack, #surfaco, #maxis, #match, #modern

Style: Modern
Room: Kitchen Bathroom
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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Sims 2 + 1 SPs
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SpaceDoll_Surfaco_recolors.zip

Size: 671.0 KB · Downloads: 4,231 · 16th May 2008
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 16th May 2008 at 5:55 PM
OK, I'm ashamed to admit I like the K&B items - - I even like the bizarro colors - but these "normal recolors" are great and very useful. Thanks! And any more recolors would be most welcome!!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#3 Old 16th May 2008 at 8:57 PM
You know, the first thing I did was build a bright orange kitchen, and threw in some of the stuff that is peachy, too, and then the orange fridge that doesn't quite match (standard EAxis craposity). I also added tacky linoleum and brick walls. I love it! So don't be ashamed. We can't force all of our Sims to have our *ahem* eclectic taste in interior design, though! These colors aren't what I would have in real life, but they are a little more practical in a matchy matchy world like the Sims.

i've massacred my manicure, (am i poisoned flesh?)
and made a mess, (a sweet caress)
of morning light to midnight.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 16th May 2008 at 10:10 PM
With Lord Darcy's fix, I actually like K&B. These recolors are great too. I'm finding that between this SP and Free Time my kitchens are starting to look *gasp* different and unique!
If you would like suggestions for other recolors, may I suggest a white recolor of the shower. The shower that even though Maxis included 3 recolors they are all um... black? I'd love to see recolors of that shower that matches the modern sink and free standing toilet that was included in the pack. They did black but didn't include the green, white and beige i think that the sink and toilet come in.... I don't know why....

Perhaps the romance tub in colors to match the romance pedastal sink and toilet?

Thanks again!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 16th May 2008 at 11:27 PM
Yeah, I think I will look at the tub and shower next. I thought about the rest of the kitchen stuff, but that gets pretty boring. Besides, nobody has a blue trash compactor in real life!

i've massacred my manicure, (am i poisoned flesh?)
and made a mess, (a sweet caress)
of morning light to midnight.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 17th May 2008 at 1:21 AM
Oooooooooo! I love these colors - and the names, too! Very tasty names.

For myself, the only thing I find annoying about the K&B pack is that everything is So Expensive! Yipes. (For those of us who don't 'kaching' much...)

For those of us who are match-obsessed, matching 'fridges, dishwashers, and trash-compacters would still be really keen, even though no-one in real life is going to have a blue refrigerator... I hope! Of course, I can understand if you are seeking a break from kitchen recolors.

Either way, thanks for these tasty re-envisioned counters!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 18th May 2008 at 12:31 AM
Well, I've been working on the bathroom stuff for awhile now, and maybe the sheer quantity of it all will turn me back on to the kitchen stuff!! We'll see.

i've massacred my manicure, (am i poisoned flesh?)
and made a mess, (a sweet caress)
of morning light to midnight.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 5:26 PM
I laughed myself silly at your seventies circus theme comment. That's so accurate it hurts. Thank you for these! :D
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 4:20 AM
You have such nice recolors. Thanks for giving me more options!