I hate waste especially if I know something can be used for a future video. Should I throw away the couch I just used for one video? Should I throw away this new Tiffany lamp and side table? Thankfully I am only talking miniatures!
When I built a small hamster-sized set last year for a Friends “Central Perk” video I acquired some small dollhouse furniture at a shop on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. One of these items was a cute brown two-seat couch. I never thought I would repurpose it so heavily. Here is how I used it in four different videos.
1. Hamster Friends
The “Central Perk” coffee shop centerpiece is an ugly, fuzzy orange couch.
So I took my new tiny brown couch…
And painted it orange!
After the shoot this small furniture set sat near my desk for many months , sometimes giving a place for mini Fox Mulder and his Mario Bros. friends a place to kick back and have a drink after a long day of conspiracy hunting.
2. Hamster Things
Back in September I decided to recreate the now-iconic lightbulb filled Byers living room of Stranger Things. Their couch is more or less a light brown and had blanket and pillows thrown on it.
So I painted the orange “Central Perk” couch back to brown:
My Mashable colleague Laura Vitto drew yellow lines on a paper towel for the blanket and I gotta say it worked really well!
You can watch Hamster Things here.
I recently recreated Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment in Seinfeld. One of his couches was somewhat of a blue fabric. So I took the same couch from “Hamster Friends” and “Hamster Things” and painted it over once again for “Hamsterfeld“:
What’s the deeeeeal with couches??!
4. Hamster Yule Log
And finally, here’s the same pre-painted one-seater from all of these videos that appears in “Hamster Yule Log”. It’s a 12 minute video you can throw up on your big screen on loop while you enjoy the holidays!
You can watch that one on a 4-hour loop here!
Special thanks to the Westchester Rescued Hamster Haven for providing all of the talent to use all of this tiny furniture!
Where will I use this couch next??!!