Junk Bonanza #sandiego kicks off its profiles of new vendors — meet Atomic Rust! 


Shelly Fletcher

Business name:

Atomic Rust

Live in/Business located:

Orcutt, CA


Your style in three words:

Rustier the better

On your junking bucket list:

Freestyle pick the East Coast

You knew you were a junker when…

…I was born!

Best all-time junking find:

turn of the century post office from Ocean Park (now Santa Monica)


You wish you would never have parted with…

…so many things but the one I loved the most was a very large 1800s Apothecary cabinet. If only I had the space.

Bringing to the Bonanza:

lots of reinvented automotive goodness!

You never junk without…

…my husband.


In your garage: cars or junk?

Both…mostly JUNK!

No one would ever guess…

that Atomic Rust is a woman! First question asked: Did a man make all this? Nope (but he does help…a LOT!) Second question: is your husband a mechanic? Nope.

Your junking holy grail:

If I am junking for resale,  it would be a junk yard full of pre-1940s cars and trucks, priced to sell! Haha


Junking makes you feel…

…happy, excited and creative. 




Only 30 more days until Junking Nirvana! Ki and the team can’t wait to join you FEB 17-18 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for all the fun! Got your Early Bird tickets yet? $5 from the purchase of every Early Bird San Diego ticket goes to our nonprofit partner, the San Diego Food Bank! It will be spent by their North County Food Bank — each $5 provides 25 meals to North County residents in need!


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