San Antonio, TX, US

You all know me, because I am just like you. I like old stuff, cant throw anything away that might hold some potential for a project, and have like a million ideas that I will someday get to... I would rather give something homemade, even if its a jar of jelly, over something store-bought. I am a natural do-it-yourselfer. I like the pride and joy of making something with my hands and getting dirty in the shop and the thrill of the hunt. And like all junkers, I am inspired by other peoples creations and need a bigger workshop and a space to hold all that junk!

I am a full time graphic designer with a brand new husband and two dogs. And I cannot complain because I have them and a great package design gig. But on the weekends, all I want to do is make stuff with my hands, and not with the clicker of a mouse. I get so much great inspiration from this site, and see that a lot of fellow junkers are doing well and having fun making and selling their creations; on the road, online and in shops. And since my house is full, and I am not going to stop, I figure I am ready to start selling stuff and dive deeper into this other side of my life that seems neglected and unexplored. And just to indulge myself, I have recently started Good Time Junkin on Etsy, which I hope becomes a respectable outlet for yummy junk and good design. It goes without saying for people like us, that hitting the road with good friends and good music, finding good food (roadside peaches in Fredericksburg!), and meeting good people along the way, all to find really really good junk, is simply my idea of good time.

"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." -Aristotle

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The Entertainment Center

This was supposed to be an easy project...not so much. My carpenter style is more theoretical and visual—as opposed to mathematical and precise. Turns out, precise and planned out measure...

Big Chalkboard

On my lunchbreak I was running through King William, a historic district south of San Antonio, and came across all this great chippy moulding on a curb ready for someone like me to rescue it. I...

1st Anniversary Gift: Paper

For my 1st Wedding Anniversary, I gave my husband PAPER with a line from a song we both love by Bob Dylan. In fact he recorded this song on his album Brighter Days (and this was't meant to be a plug...

Headboard Bench

Got this blue (and not good blue) headboard from my wonderful mother-in-law, who has been dragging it around since the 70's, from storage unit to storage unit. I told her I would fix it up. Gave it...

Window Trunk

The cabinet door inspired this piece, I knew it would be a trunk of some sort. Had the windows, and it all came together. The doorknob from Byabpryor in the Junk Swap was exactly what it needed for a...

Alphabet Lantern (Junk Swap project!)

I'm FINALLY posting the first of many Junk Swap 2010 projects that I have. I had a GREAT partner, Byabpryor from New Jersey! She sent lots of rusty, cool stuff that I can't wait to put to use. I have...

I love Rust

I was going to post pictures of my great finds (a crib, 2 metal chairs and a metal glider) from our trip to Roundtop, TX, but got sidetracked by all the beautiful rust, and thought I would share...

Junk on the Horizon

This is a gift for my dad. His hobby is building airplanes and occasionally getting to fly his 'experimental' aircraft. I made this out of spare airplane parts and rivets, mounted on some...

A Junky Wedding Reception

In September I got married in Mexico to a great guy who completely supports my junkin habit! SCORE! So in October we had a big "Reception back home" at a place called the Cactus Ranch in New...

Fire Truck?

What do you get when you combine an old rusty Chevy pickup bench seat and 2 cotton firehoses? A firetruck! Get it?  I literally unburied the seat frame out at my husband's deer lease, and...

Chalkboard for Mom

When I called my mom and asked what she would like for her birthday, like a good junker's mom, she said "anything homemade." Boy was I in luck, because all I had to do was go out into the garage and...

Old Timer Checkerboard Table

I finished this table earlier this summer, but had been holding out trying to finding the perfect checker pieces, so here it is! Not sure what sparked the whole idea, but I had an image in my mind of...

Dr Pepper Crate Table

I saw Jim Healy's 7up crate table awhile back and just had to make one for myself! I found this Dr Pepper crate for 5 bucks, found the glass for a dollar at the same junk show, and the rest is...

Loaf Pan Candle

Here's what I did with my antique industrial loaf pan! About 10 pounds of soy wax chips infused with "Honey Cinnamon Cake" oil and 12 zinc core wicks came together to form four loaves of yummy...

Medicine Cabinet for Small Oddities

How I spent my Memorial Day Weekend: Building this medicine cabinet and filling it with my otherwise lost and unappreciated oddities and treasures. I got this old window frame for free because it...

Old Door Coffee Table

For my debut post, I present my coffee table made from an old door. This big white arched door leaned against the wall of my living room for months before I was given the ultimatum, "use it or lose...

Recent comments

Re: Vintage Pallet Top Center Island

Beautiful! Love the combination.

Re: 'Diamonds' on the Rust Necklace series.... JUNK SWAP ITEM

Never in a million years would I have come up with this in using that old tin! Especially mixed with rhinestones. Amazing!!!

Re: From garage to grandeur!!

I absolutely love this piece. I would model a kitchen island after what you did with it. Keep em coming!!! And welcome!


Re: Grain Scoop Vase

You are amazing with a jig saw.

Re: Big Chalkboard

I'd wrestle for junk any day, Jim! Glad ya'll liked!

Re: The Entertainment Center

Haha, thanks, RustyDiva, and the rest of you. It's nice to come on here a get positive feedback when you've finished something big! Thanks again...Lindsey

Re: 1st Anniversary Gift: Paper

Thanks, Sue for the feature, I'm honored! You all have a great Thanksgiving!!!

Re: Industrial Ambiance

Very cool! Glad you didn't paint it!!

Re: More Hess Truck Toy Earrings!

Very cool! Love your new profile pic!

Re: Feeling "all" Right - Coffee Table

Time. Out. You painted the table top!? I thought that was an old sign. Holy cow, you are always thinkin outside the bucket!! Keep the constant source of inspiration coming!!!

Re: Vintage Kitchen Pantry

This is oh so wonderful. My favorite... the comment about the shopping carts. I was at an Albertson's the other day and could have stolen this rusty old produce cart they had just sitting there, that must have gotten years of use (and would have made a really cool island for a kitchen or studio). Activity and work really wear the life into things, and I wonder why that resonates so much with us junkers. Beautiful piece.

Re: I love Rust

Glad you all like! Definitely gonna need to make #2 available to the public!

Re: Headboard Bench

Thanks, she IS a great MIL. And this post brought her to tears AGAIN with all your nice comments. :)

Re: Window Trunk

Thanks, Everybody!

Re: SWAP Projects from my Amazing box 'O Junk from JunkinLindsey PART 1 of Many

Holy Moly I love what you did with this. Yes, it found a MUCH better home!! And so THAT's how you bling! I am not a bling-er, but you have definitely inspired me to give it a shot, and I am looking at things differently when I go junkin based on your style and our conversations. I cannot wait to see what you do with the rest of the junk I sent. And I'll be posting soon, I have lots of projects in the works!!! Love the twine at the bottom... :)

Re: ~My Sweetheart~

You are brave to cut into a relic like this, surprised you didn't have to use a plasma cutter! Beautiful finished piece, love the small hearts that utilize the whole cooler. Happy Valentines Day!

Re: Sign -Up Complete! See Sue's Comment Below for Next Steps

I'm IN! Finally some GOOD junk mail!!

Re: Announcing "The Best of 2009". With Christmas Quickies...Instead of Cookies

This site has absolutely inspired me and countless others. Thank you, Sue, for what you do! Merry Christmas and a Junky New Year!

Re: How to Create Sterling Silver Ornaments on the Cheap

Love it!

Re: A bow you can easily zip together!

That is a bow that will get repeated use! So cute.

Re: Canteen Cowboy Lamp

Absolutely fabulous. Love the shade. Good thinking, putting the image on the canteen itself.

Re: Love of old silver

So much history and so many stories in old silver like that. Interesting.

Re: Feeling A Little Starry-Eyed

The holes in the stars drive me to want to bolt them onto something. Old barn wood is a good start, and you could use a longer bolt and put a few extra nuts behind the stars so they stand off the wood a bit... Not sure if that makes sense, but lots of possibilities there! I decided if I don't know what to do with something cool, i just put it on the mantel so I can enjoy it for what it is, until I get the time or inspiration to repurpose it!

Re: Weight just a minute...there's junk in those paperweights!

I love the number 7 paperweight! Did you know there's a society for paperweight collectors!? www.paperweight.org
Another great thing to keep my out for!

Re: Time to clean out the basement for the Holidays

This is brilliant. Would make a lovely centerpiece for a big Christmas feast!

Re: Repurposed Antiques goes to Market

I know a quicker way to make something rusty... urine. (or ammonia, i suppose!) It's gross, but sure beats waiting all winter! I use it when I intend on painting a clear coat. Hope that helps in the future! :)

Re: ICE COLD Canada Dry Ginger Ale Wall Art

love love love love love love LOVE!!!

Re: Once Upon a Time in Texas.....

I seriously have Junk Envy! How fun.

Re: Old Timer Checkerboard Table

Love the nursing home idea, or I could donate it to my local honky tonk! —Ha!

Re: Dr Pepper Crate Table

Whacking it with a rubber mallet (in a vice) was exactly what I did—glad you had mentioned that. I also took a hand torch to it to make it more malleable. (Any excuse to use a torch will do!)

Did you find rubber covers for the feet on yours (the yellow pieces)? I'd like to add some if they make them to fit flat metal.


You're a hoot.

Re: Old Door Coffee Table

Thanks for all the great feedback. You guys are better than family! ;) As for the leftover parts, not sure what to do with them. But you better believe the didn't get thrown away! Stay tuned.