Lori Wilhelmson, Spring Grove, MN, US

I have been a junker as long as I can remember. I always loved the idea of making something from nothing. Even as a kid I wanted a funky light for my bedroom, found an old railroad light, and with a little help from my father to figure out the electrical part, I managed to make an awesome light. My husband and I used to go to garage sales, flea markets and auctions and I would buy things that would make him roll his eyes. Now he sees things and says, I bet you could make something cool out of this. I am a mom and a grandma. I have worked in radio for the last 22 years. I am happy to have found this JunkMarket Style group and looking forward getting aquainted with co-junkers. :)

Gender: Female

Birthday: 05/13/1960

Member Since: 03/24/2010

Recent comments

Re: Upcycled Old Rake Birdfeeder

Oh my goodness! I love them....I'm not sure which one I like the most...maybe the copper canister....well maybe the vintage electric coffee pot...oh I can't make up my mind. I am very impressed!

Re: Princess Alberta, Patron Saint of Smoke & Mirrors

That is adorable!!!

Re: A Rusty Wall Pocket that's a Total Gas!

It's funny how when I see something that someone else has cleverly put together it makes me smile...I am grinning on this one. It's perfect.

Re: Garden Memo-Board

Now that's cute!!!

Re: Belted Bulletin Board

Love it!!! I once made foot stool on the same order. Used a heavy picture frame and added legs...

Re: Sailors' Stockings

Those are great! And perfect for your Merchant Marines. Thanks for sharing them.

Re: A Christmas Wreath with a Junky Welcome!

It's perfect. Very creative!

Re: Ugly and huge lamps!

Love the paint job, it's perfect. Wow, what a transformation!

Re: AA/JMS Vintage Redesign Jewelry #2

I am always so impressed with your designs. This one is another great design.

Re: Trash shutters to shabby chic window

You're right...they turned out very cute!

Re: Jack O' Lanterns made from metal paint cans

How cute and creative. Save a pumpkin, use a can!

Re: Megaphone Pendant Lamp

OH Wow! That's cool!

Re: Carney Bottles 1 2 3

I gotta agree...the grunge is good!!! The bottles are great!

Re: "Something To Crow About"

I have my main bathroom decorated in a primitive crow theme...I have to get busy and make a sign like this one of yours!! I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing.

Re: "Hinge-on" to another really simple idea...

I love this idea... I will be making use of your great idea with some old hinges at my house.

Re: My junk storage

One can never have too much "Junk Storage"

Re: How to make an ice box out of a cabinet

Now that's clever!

Re: What is it ?

Used for removing hot canning jars from a canner.....What a great little transformation.

Re: Flowers for a Rainy Day

Those little rubbers couldn't be any cuter!! You have such a great imagination!

Re: Junker's Jackpot

What a find....Good times ahead!

Re: Flowers For The Tin Man

Oh how cute! So very creative.

Re: Rusted birdcage to be made into a ......

After reading all the comments, I can't wait to see what you do with it. It's a great find, and I am with the majority...LOVE the RUST!!

Re: Junk/Bell Angel

I like the way it turned out too!! Very cute!

Re: mosaic garden table

IT turned out AWESOME!!

Re: Happy Daddy's Day...memories

I was excited to see your mobil gas memorabilia. My father owned a Mobil Station. He passed away when I was 16. I too have collected afew pieces like you have to honor his memory. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Guarding the garden

Now that is cute...Garden art from Junk is my favorite. :)

Re: old junk?? never

Very cute!

Re: junk heaven-orange park

Places like this get us junkers all giddy!! Looks like a place we would all love!! thanks for sharing.

Re: Proof It's In The Jeans

I think this is great!! He did good!! I have six kids, grown up and out of the house now. They still come looking for something out of the ordinary and know that chances are Mom has it in her work room. Lori

Re: Doll Chair Cookbook Rack

What a nice/cute idea. What a great chair.

Re: Broken Shutter Room Divider


Re: Spruced Up Planter Box

What a great find and you've made it perfect with your makeover. When people give us their trash they know we can turn it to a treasure and that should be a complement to all of us.


Re: Rusty Dust Pan Bird Feeder

Your name "Clever Junk" fits you well. Love your ideas.

Re: Vintage Chair

What a great chair. Your upholstery is wonderful. I have dived in a dumpster or two after books of discarded fabric swatches from a local furniture store. The joys of being a junker!! Gotta love it!

Re: Bedspring Tablescape...and a little wine too!

HOW fun is that?? It's a crazy idea and I love it!