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10 Ikea Furniture Items Recoloured

by Michelle Posted 25th Jul 2013 at 7:52 PM
14 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 11 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.

Love Ikea furniture but not enough colours in game? Well now you can add 6 AL Wood colours of 10 IKEA items...actually it's 12 if you count the 3 CD Towers seperately:

BENNO CD Towers - Found: Buy Mode > Decorative > Sculptures. Price: §75.
BILLY Bookcase - Found: Buy Mode > Hobbies > Knowledge. Price: §190.
EXPEDIT TV Storage Unit - Found: Buy Mode > Electronics > TV & Computers. Price: §834.
FREDRIK Workstation - Found: Buy Mode > Surfaces > Desks. Price: §200.
HELMER Drawer Unit on Castors - Found: Buy Mode > Decorative > Sculptures. Price: §58.
IKEA PS Cabinet - Found: Buy Mode > Decorative > Sculptures. Price: §146.
IMFORS Coffee Table - Found: Buy Mode > Surfaces > Coffee Tables. Price: §190.
LACK Side Table - Found: Buy Mode > Surfaces > End Tables. Price: §20.
LEKSVIK Coffee Table - Found: Buy Mode > Surfaces > Coffee Tables. Price: §175.
VIKA/HYTTAN Table - Found: Buy Mode > Surfaces > Tables. Price: §205.

Items used in my screenshots Pocci's DewDrop lamp Recolours by Mustluvcatz, Contempo Curtain by HugeLunatic, Melaka Plants and Fruit bowl by Moune & XM Sims Deco Magazine.

All files have been compressed and checked in game. Colour charts are included in the zip file.

Additional Credits: SimPE - CEP - GIMP - The Compressorizer - EA Games, MTS.
Special thanks and hugs to amythestfenix for the 3 extra AL wood colours and the creators whose object I used in my screenshots.

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 + 1 SPs
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Size: 3.74 MB · Downloads: 7,218 · 25th Jul 2013
3.74 MB 7,218 25th Jul 2013
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
4. CEP Required: The CEP is necessary for this download to work. Make sure that you have the newest version of the CEP installed. Get it here: The Official CEP Download.

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 25th Jul 2013 at 9:28 PM
Michelle--skads of gratitude for your work! Many of the IKEA items are actually usable in all kinds of games and/or time periods, if only they were in more versatile colors. I'm SO glad that you've taken the time to allow the items to have more options!

Mad Poster
#3 Old 26th Jul 2013 at 3:10 AM
Thanks for the object recolours, Michelle 111
#4 Old 26th Jul 2013 at 10:53 AM
You are spoiling us with all of your lovely recolours! Many thanks!
Forum Resident
#5 Old 26th Jul 2013 at 5:39 PM
Love the entertainment center!
Test Subject
#6 Old 27th Jul 2013 at 9:16 PM
thank you! i recently just bought the stuff pack and this is wonderful!
Mad Poster
#7 Old 29th Jul 2013 at 6:04 PM
I really love these recolors. Wood is much more interesting to me than plastic or metal or anything painted black or white.
#8 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 4:49 PM
Your AL recolors are my favorite things to download.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 18th Apr 2014 at 3:37 PM
Thanks! I love these
Test Subject
#10 Old 14th May 2014 at 7:08 PM
thanks ;)
Field Researcher
#11 Old 21st Feb 2015 at 6:22 PM
Hey. I love the TV storage units pictured here, but for some reason they always show up in my game with red storage boxes. I really want the natural coloured ones. What am I doing wrong?
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 22nd Feb 2015 at 1:14 AM
@ Pickles89, not sure hun, if you have the latest version of The "CEP" - Color Enable Package installed, the colours should show up and you should be able to change them with the swatch tool.

Whenever you see a "Say Thanks" button show the creator you appreciate their on it.
You can also find more of my work at Leefish and Plumb Bob Keep
#13 Old 9th May 2015 at 10:11 AM
Why haven't i thanked you for those recolors?
They are awesome :O
My sims love IKEA furniture!
Test Subject
#14 Old 1st Aug 2016 at 10:51 PM
#15 Old 5th Oct 2016 at 3:30 AM
I really love what you did with the Expedit TV! Thank you for these awesome choices!