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It's Curtains Baby! 26 (52!) Curtain Recolors

by mustluvcatz Posted 19th Apr 2012 at 12:02 AM - Updated 18th Apr 2012 at 7:05 AM by mustluvcatz
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks 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.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

Are your sims tired of the same old curtains? Have you been shopping for new ones and just can't find any they like? (Those stompy feet!!) Well, take a look here. New from the MySimsAreTiredOfTheSameOldCurtains Emporium- 26 new choices for the cafe curtains. Example below.

These recolors were made the usual way in SimPE. "But the colors! They look so bright and crisp!" you say? Want in on the secret? Read on.

I had tried before to recolor this curtain with disastrous results. My recoloring skills aren't the greatest so it was probably just me, since I've seen some really nice recolors. Since I don't like the original Maxis textures for this curtain it never got used in any of my sims houses. So when I saw some curtain defaults (nice, solid plain textures) at Garden of Shadows, I decided to give them a try. After I saw how those looked in game I wondered if how recolors would look. I tried one and loaded up my game. I was happy enough with that one, so tried a few more. Happier yet, I did some more- for a total of 26.

Before I decided to share my recolors, I took that default package out of my game. The recolors still look pretty good. So please note that you do not have to have that default replacement package in your game to use these recolors. Another thing to note is that the original Maxis textures still show up when you recolor this curtain. I did use one of the default replacement textures as a guideline when doing my recolors. So either my recolors skills have improved over the past couple of years or I just needed a better template to use. Either way, I'm happy with the results and hope you like them too.

One last thing- if you happen to have Leesester's short cafe curtain, these recolors will be picked up by that one. I also recolored Nengi65's Simple Kitchen Curtain to match.10 of the recolors are plain with colored trim. They were made using Aquilegia's texture as an overlay. I tried to do colors that would match anything. Hope you enjoy these new recolors!

Note: The meshes for Lee's and Nengi's curtains are included in a separate rar. I also included Aquilegia's default package. If you want the default replacements, just put the package in your downloads folder as usual. Her replacement will not change any existing recolors you may have- if anything they might look better. (It will replace the 4 Maxis textures) My recolors are not defaults.

Additional Credits:
SimPE, PhotoShop, Leesester, Nengi65 and Aquilegia. (Thank you for your work and allowing your creations to be included with recolors!)

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
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CurtainMeshes.rar | Nengi's and Aquilegia's meshes.

Size: 224.6 KB · Downloads: 5,193 · 19th Apr 2012
224.6 KB 5,193 19th Apr 2012
MLC-n65skc26Recolors.rar | Recolors of Nengi65's Simple Kitchen Curtain

Size: 834.5 KB · Downloads: 5,045 · 19th Apr 2012
834.5 KB 5,045 19th Apr 2012
MLC-MaxisCafeCurtain26Recolors.rar | Recolors of the Maxis basegame Cafe Curtain - NOT defaults.

Size: 789.7 KB · Downloads: 6,118 · 19th Apr 2012
789.7 KB 6,118 19th Apr 2012
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22 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks Posts
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Forum Resident
#2 Old 19th Apr 2012 at 12:24 AM
These look great, definitely grabbing!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 19th Apr 2012 at 12:50 AM
I love these recolors. Nice!
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#4 Old 19th Apr 2012 at 1:58 AM
Isn't it funny how many items don't often get used simply because of their textures? These look great.
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 19th Apr 2012 at 3:44 AM
Very refreshing! Thanks for sharing.
Top Secret Researcher
#6 Old 19th Apr 2012 at 9:02 AM
Love the choice of colours, thanks MLC ♥
#7 Old 19th Apr 2012 at 9:49 AM
My favorite is the one with the maroon and light gold embroidery. Thank you.
#8 Old 19th Apr 2012 at 9:56 AM
Theres always just that little bit extra you do and I love it! Thanks for the great recolours.
#9 Old 19th Apr 2012 at 2:05 PM
I have always liked this curtain mesh from Maxis, but unfortunately I never liked their textures. Your textures however, are simply beautiful. Thanks!
#10 Old 19th Apr 2012 at 8:20 PM
Wow...I really like these. Now my sims homes will be more beautiful with these gorgeous curtain recolors. I want to play right now era from only 4 maxis recolors is finished for me!
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#11 Old 20th Apr 2012 at 12:48 AM
*unwraps self from current project* (Me and my ideas!!)

Thanks so much for the comments and you're very welcome. I'm really glad to see that other people like the color choices..I tend to go with kind of off-beat textures at times. That said- I'd been waiting to use those strawberry and pie textures for a while! That maroon/gold one is my top favorite though. I seem to have forgotten florals...hmmmm...
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#12 Old 20th Apr 2012 at 1:52 AM
Pies! :D
#13 Old 20th Apr 2012 at 8:03 AM
The strawberry texture would look cute in a little girls room too!

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#14 Old 23rd Apr 2012 at 12:39 AM
Thank u so much ur download added the finishing touch to my sims apartment
#15 Old 30th Apr 2012 at 11:31 PM
I am SO HAPPY to have found these attractive curtains! THANK YOU!!
Undead Molten Llama
#16 Old 10th May 2012 at 9:25 PM
I love the one with all the pies! Thanks! *snags*
#17 Old 21st May 2012 at 6:55 PM
Very nice recolors. My favorites are the white with color trim. Thanks!
Test Subject
#18 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 6:19 PM
SO cute, love the strawberry one, thanks!
Test Subject
#19 Old 9th Oct 2012 at 2:04 PM
Beautiful! Thank you very much!
Test Subject
#20 Old 4th Feb 2013 at 5:31 PM
I really like these recolors. Thank you very much.
#21 Old 17th Jan 2014 at 12:12 AM
You've an amazing eye for color and detail!! So awesome :) Thank you!!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 8th Jul 2016 at 9:27 PM
Never saw this before! love them. Thanks!
Test Subject
#23 Old 22nd Oct 2016 at 8:41 PM