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Get them All! Now 12 Recolors of RGiles Scarborough Kitchen Collection

by dewshine Posted 9th Apr 2005 at 5:01 AM - Updated 12th Oct 2008 at 7:09 AM by -Maylin-
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Here are the colors so far: Trashed and distressed #1, Bloodwood & Redheart, Padouk, Verawood & Guayacan combo #1, Walnut, Purple Heart, Pink Ivory, Medium wood, Asian Ebony, Orange & white, Dark wood and Pickled & pink. More to come.

We all love know what I mean...that wonderful Scarborough Kitchen Collection RGiles has blown us away with. Man I saw that and thought "the kitchen of my dreams" only I dream of a pickled wood with rose stain trim and matching marble counters topped off with brass toned handles... And while I was at it I noticed that the Maxis red stained country-style chairs look pretty good with the style too...But alas they needed a pickled tone wood.

Well I made them. And I think I might make more...perhaps Walunt? Ebony?...This could go anywhere. ~ Just to update: I have made a dark wood (walunt) and tried my hand at a real ebony toned cabinet. I may yet do a "fake ebony" that is stained black. I have done white and orange. There is a link to another two white sets listed a few posts down. Now I'm thinking about a medium toned wood, as suggested, but I also found some images of rare woods, including "Purple Heart" and "Pink Ivory." Truly beautiful, real if rare, woods. I also have a couple of very unusual marble samples to use as countertops. so don't be surprised if I spin off a purple and a coral set before I do the medium toned wood. (one medium tone and that coral pink set are done)~

I have University and the set works beautifully. RGiles thinks he has fixed the problem...If you don't have University installed you must download the updated open counter. Please read the original mesh thread for more information...

For the rest of us: To use these recolors you must have RGiles' original meshes : Scarborough Kitchen Collection

Please make sure you scroll down for additional recolors

Oh yes...This file includes the seats and table pictured. the red/pink stain is the maxis color. All I did was apply a matching stain to the exposed wood so to speak...
Style: Retro
Room: Kitchen
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 9th Apr 2005 at 7:45 AM
nice stuff . yeah im da first 2 post
Space Pony
#3 Old 9th Apr 2005 at 11:21 AM
:yippee: Yeah - i was waiting for recolors ! Thank you so much !

Could you PLEASE do a recolor in white/orange too ? I soo would love to have ... Please ?

Test Subject
#4 Old 9th Apr 2005 at 11:28 AM
Thanks so much dewshine. I love and need this for some of my colonial kitchens. This set is truly awesome!

Walnut and perhaps a set in a wood grain between RGiles along with the ebony and a white set will be perfect. :D
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 9th Apr 2005 at 3:22 PM
awesome! An all white set would be my favorite, too!
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#6 Old 9th Apr 2005 at 3:30 PM Last edited by dewshine : 9th Apr 2005 at 3:39 PM.
Okay...a medium toned wood, walunt, ebony, white (all)..and white and orange...I have a nice darker toned wood with agua marble counters finished. I hadn't even thought of white...but hey I'll give it a go. I think I have a nice "golden Taverine" texture that might be just the thing for that orange and white set. One question? how "orange" do you want it?
Here's my second recolor:
It goes very nicely with the cheapest no-back barstool if you pick the blue cushion. Oh and it is darker than RGiles' dark wood by many shades.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar ScarboroughCollectionrecolor2.rar (492.1 KB, 624 downloads)
#7 Old 9th Apr 2005 at 3:49 PM
Thanks for the recolors Dewshine. I like the light and dark options you've chosen.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 9th Apr 2005 at 5:18 PM
I love that kitchen! I vote for white also, with the clear glass! Thanks Dewshine!
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#9 Old 9th Apr 2005 at 6:15 PM
the clear glass comes with RGiles' original package. this set is very easy to recolor... (man did I just say that?!?, I think I jinked myself...)

Anyhow here is my 3rd recolor. White and Orange with a Golden Taverine countertop. Doors for the upper cabinet include orange stained wood and a taverine inlay. There's a cute little heart on the open cabinet. It took me a bit to get the counter the way I liked it.
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File Type: rar ScarboroughCollertionRecolor3bydewshine.rar (631.7 KB, 493 downloads)
Space Pony
#10 Old 9th Apr 2005 at 6:54 PM
WOW - you are fast ! Thank you so much for doing that recolor dewshine - i love it ! :cdance:

Big Hugs - Silvia

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#11 Old 9th Apr 2005 at 7:49 PM
Everyone who want's a white should check out this: It's beautiful!
SimderZ always does a fantastic job, so please test her set for her and make sure the butcherblock countertop shows in your game.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 9th Apr 2005 at 8:11 PM
awww thanks yours are pretty lovely too!!! xx

<-- simderz
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#13 Old 10th Apr 2005 at 1:53 AM
Gosh, *blushes* I'm just a beginner. But you did inspire me to try doing new woodgrains for this set. I attempted ebony...I'm not sure how well I did. I'll let the downloaders decide I guess. Yep, recolor #4...really I did retexture these. look for yourself!
I also did a neutral brushed metal countertop and dark handles.
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File Type: rar ScarboroughCollectionRecolorbydewshine4.rar (509.3 KB, 720 downloads)
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#14 Old 10th Apr 2005 at 5:05 AM
OMG, thank you so much Dewshine for these fantastic recolours of a really fantastic set, great work girl.
Test Subject
#15 Old 10th Apr 2005 at 5:35 AM
That is so beautiful !!! Thank you. :D
Space Pony
#16 Old 10th Apr 2005 at 10:20 AM
Wonderful recolor too !! You did a great job ! :clap: :clap:
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#17 Old 10th Apr 2005 at 7:35 PM
Bringing you two more. One is my attempt at a medium tone wood. well, it is a shade or two lighter than GRiles dark. but not by much. It has capper handles and a darker kicktrim. This is file #5.

My second offer today is based on Pink Ivory wood. this color is not retouched. the graphics are exactly as pictured. If anyone would like copies of the original images I'll gladly attach them. This is a rare african wood and likely will never be used in a real kitchen, but hey I'm happy how it turned out. this is file #6
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File Type: rar ScarboroughCollectionreolor5-dewshine.rar (635.6 KB, 466 downloads)
File Type: rar ScarboroughCollectionreolor6-dewshine.rar (798.9 KB, 431 downloads)
Test Subject
#18 Old 10th Apr 2005 at 7:50 PM
Wow! I just cleaned my dloads folder, but you and RGiles are forcing me to fill it up again. :bump: Beautiful work.
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#20 Old 10th Apr 2005 at 8:05 PM Last edited by dewshine : 11th Apr 2005 at 7:05 AM.
Um...Silver toned? That might look good with the purple heart wood I'm doing next...I was just wondering what color to do the countertops. Thanks ~Po~.

So is this okay?

Is it silver enough? I think it looks very sharp myself. I hope it's what you were thinking of. If not let me know and I'll change the reflection to a silver also. The undercolor is bluish, but the default reflection has a slightly warm tone. if you would like the silver shine I'll make an additional counter that has that.

here is recolor 7. this is based on "purple heart" wood. As I made it to go with the silver counters the handles are silver too.
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File Type: rar ScarboroughCollectionreolor7-dewshine.rar (576.4 KB, 441 downloads)
Field Researcher
#21 Old 11th Apr 2005 at 12:30 PM
thank you!!nice job!!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 11th Apr 2005 at 12:41 PM
OMG so many pretty colors. Thanks a bunch. I just love this kitchen.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 12th Apr 2005 at 8:38 AM
I followed the link expecting to find one, maybe two recolors-- not this many! Very nice, and thank you.

I have to also say I'm excited to see purple heart. This tree grows naturally in Bolivia (where I am "half" from) and not too many people know about it. It is sometimes also called 'nazareno," or "nazarene," because of the purple color.
#24 Old 12th Apr 2005 at 1:00 PM
Beautiful work dewshine! They're all so pretty it's hard to pick a favorite.
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#25 Old 12th Apr 2005 at 2:26 PM
furtivestar, it's great to know that info. I found the images on the web and was blown away. The purple heart wood is so pretty. Amazing that it oxidizes to that color. I'm tempted to search some more for additional rare woods for this kitchen. I already have a collection of Padouk samples I want to use.
Katt1367, thank you.
It means a lot to me that folks like the colors. Shall I make more or do we have enough?
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