There was a project I had in mind to make, but was hoping for an extra component. And my criteria was it had to be metal and rusty. No surprise there.
I stopped at two local auto wreckers, and the chit chat pretty much went like this…
“So what are ya lookin’ for?”
“…….. rusty junk.”
“I make home decor out of salvaged finds. But I like rusty metal stuff.”
Well, it appears auto wreckers don’t allow visitors in their back 40 as they catalogue all they have. But they BOTH recommended Greg’s. Greg’s?! Where’s that?
My instructions were to drive up towards Cultus Lake and watch for an old fence along the left side of the road. There isn’t a main sign so look for the fence. You’ll see it.
Extreme salvaged junkin’ for rust at Greg’s was an experience. When he took me for the tour, I was saying, “OH my GOSH…” the whole time.
This tour isn’t for those that like to go into a retail store and buy off the shelf. THIS place is for the creative types that like to dig for big or small treasures in order to build something.
Ready to shop extreme? Come on in!
The stuff never ended. Even the trucks were full.
There were carts everywhere you looked. I took this picture for the design.
If you’re looking for RV parts, you’ll find them here. And tires. With wheels and without.
If you didn’t walk through it all, you may miss something amazing. Cool stuff showed up in the least expected places.
I liked this… blue thing. Greg told me what it was but I forgot. I think I was too busy getting whiplash trying to take it all in. I think it’s a junk styled plastic bag sorter thing myself. Funky stereo speaker? Or how about a vertical wall planter? What would you use it for? I loved the blue!
I liked these too! Junk styled letter A’s complete with chains.
Look at all that wood!
And then I found my dream part! It was even better than I thought I’d find. For a whoppin’ $10. Greg is very reasonable! Any guesses what I’m making?
See, THIS is the way I love to go shopping.
shopping buggy truck filled up with some mighty fine delicious rusty metal! Just what the junker ordered.
But I admit I was laughing to myself as I loaded this stuff up. I guess hoard guilt was talking and spurted out loud,
“I’m glad I don’t have to explain this to a husband!”
Because quite honestly, I don’t really know how to explain it to myself!
Greg, thank-you! I had a blast! And my Dodge Dakota shopping buggy and I will be back!