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Dirty Pretty Things - Manor House Washroom Recolor

by phoenix_phaerie Posted 19th Aug 2008 at 4:33 PM
69 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
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The Manor House Washroom has gone from pristine to broken down, with fine spiderwebs of cracks covering the porcelain, patinaed metal fixtures and peeling paint.



This recolor is a huge departure from what I normally do, but I was inspired to do it while visiting one of my favorite sites, It's a website run by a guy who takes pictures of "urban ruins"--old homes, hospitals (the creepiest ones!), churches, etc.

I have always had a love for things that have had their beauty eaten away by time and/or neglect. I've even got a massive folder on my hard drive (called 'Dirty Pretty Things') filled with nothing but pictures of lovely dilapidated mansions and moldy, forgotten pieces of fine furniture. It's kind of a wonder I've never done anything like this before.

It was really fun to work with all the different textures and such to create this recolor so I hope everyone enjoys it

Please Note: The attached .zip file contains the recolors for both parts (I and II) of the MH Washroom.

Additional Credits:

Adobe Photoshop

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

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Size: 2.12 MB · Downloads: 38,436 · 19th Aug 2008
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#26 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 3:16 AM
This set is gorgeous! Thank you very much!
#27 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 4:08 AM
These are great! Not too run-down but definitely not brand new looking either! Hope you make more decrepit items. :D
#28 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 5:09 AM
This is a wonderful recolor and fantastic done in detail Thank you so much!

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#29 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 8:40 AM
awesome!!! These recolors are fantastic!! Thanks!
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#30 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 8:57 AM
Incradibly beautiful!
(And the reason why I got all the high-polly items :P)
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#31 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 9:43 AM
Ehehe I love 'em! Outstanding work =)

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#32 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 11:44 AM
Love it! This is something great for my Mrs. CrumpleBottom! Thank you very much - you're so talented! - Finds for The Sims 3 & The Sims 2.
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#33 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 12:08 PM
darn, these recolours look amazing! woow! thanks!
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#34 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 12:25 PM
beautiful. the chipped marble, the delicate detail.... just amazing.
Field Researcher
#35 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 10:42 PM
Wonderful. Thanks for sharing your work.
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#36 Old 21st Aug 2008 at 2:10 AM
wow wow WOW! This is so perfect. You really highlighted that kind of mournful beauty that comes from old neglected and decayed mansions... I love crazing, my jaw literally dropped when I saw the sink. Thank you so much for sharing!
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#37 Old 21st Aug 2008 at 6:10 AM
wow! intensely awesome! your awesome! thank you!

i am going to get Tosha Go, and it's going to look like an accident... because, she stole my newspaper.
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#38 Old 21st Aug 2008 at 7:04 AM
#39 Old 21st Aug 2008 at 8:13 AM
Your new textures are absolutely amazing. Thanks for all your hard work

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#40 Old 21st Aug 2008 at 11:16 AM
Thanks for sharing with us!

I visited the site you recommended and got lost there the whole day!
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#41 Old 21st Aug 2008 at 9:02 PM
This is really beautiful!!
Thank you
Test Subject
#42 Old 22nd Aug 2008 at 4:06 AM
I love all of your sets, they are so amazing...

I wonder if one day you will make a fully furnished home for all of us that love your designs... just a thought...
Test Subject
#43 Old 23rd Aug 2008 at 1:51 PM
Thank you for the wonderful recolors. I had the non-withered set before and cannot wait to use this one, too!

And you've got me hooked on opacity! What a great site, such amazing photos!
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#44 Old 23rd Aug 2008 at 3:47 PM
these are *really* good.
it's been a while since i was this impressed by a recolour
Excellent work, and such a good theme, too ^_^
thank you!
#45 Old 24th Aug 2008 at 9:42 PM
Completely irresistible ! Totally awesome ! I can hear the "plip" sound of the leaking tap.
Thank you

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#46 Old 11th Oct 2008 at 3:40 PM
Thank you you did a great job on them..and much thanks for adding the link, beautiful photo's !
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#47 Old 17th Nov 2008 at 8:12 PM
This set is gorgeous, but where can I find the arch from picture?
Test Subject
#48 Old 20th Dec 2008 at 5:42 AM
Ooh, nice! I love opacity and I thought of it as soon as I saw that - guess there was a reason! Thanks
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#49 Old 13th Jan 2009 at 2:50 PM
You are so talented! I love all your stuff! Thank you so much for sharing. Has EA offered you a job yet?

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#50 Old 14th Jan 2009 at 4:44 PM
Does the bidet work?

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