Flea Market Flips for Every Room in the House

Hitting the flea market this weekend? Read this first for inspiring makeover ideas from 'Flea Market Flip' for every space in your home.

You know that feeling you get when you score an incredible deal at the flea market? There’s not much that's better, right? Now imagine you’ve taken a piece that no one else saw potential in and turned it into something people will actually pay you for — now, we’re really talking!

Do you love Flea Market Flip (and host Lara Spencer) as much as we do? 

Do you love Flea Market Flip (and host Lara Spencer) as much as we do? 

If you’re as crazy about great flea market finds as I am, I hope you’ve been watching HGTV’s Flea Market Flip. Here’s the premise: Two teams of two are given $500 each and a limited amount of time to find, fix and flip three flea market items. Whoever makes the largest profit wins. And believe me, it gets pretty competitive. These contestants really harness their creativity to come up with some pretty incredible stuff. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites for every room in the house. Check them out below. 

Entryway

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Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Amazing Transformation From Flea Market Flip

Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Show off your favorite pictures with a basic ladder turned photo display. And the best part is you can easily swap out your photos to keep the entryway looking fresh.

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Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Amazing Transformation From Flea Market Flip

Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

This amazing bench is absolutely one of my favorite flips, and I wish so badly that I could have it in my home right now. That industrial green trunk + that stunning fabric = my dream decor combo. 

Kitchen

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Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Amazing Transformation From Flea Market Flip

Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Need extra storage in the kitchen? An industrial baker’s rack could be the perfect solution — especially if it features trendy wood siding like this one does!

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Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Amazing Transformation From Flea Market Flip

Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

I was a fan of this cart even before the makeover, and a colorful paint job makes it even better. Side note: The wood top is made from old wooden yard sticks. Flea Market Flip crush alert!  

Dining Room

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Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Amazing Transformation From Flea Market Flip

Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

I love the fact that this classic bar cart can act as an ordinary cabinet most of the time. And then it transforms for entertaining. Perfect for fans of more traditional decor. 

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Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Amazing Transformation From Flea Market Flip

Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Great for the dining room, this petite cabinet can house favorite dishes or a cute collection. The bright white paint job and new door knobs make it a versatile piece that could be used in many different rooms.

Living Room

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Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Amazing Transformation From Flea Market Flip

Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

This one is giving the green bench a run for its money. I’m obsessed with it. By adding wood drawer fronts and raising the cabinet to accommodate the green drawers, this team created an awesome console that would just so happen to work perfectly in my home...

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Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Amazing Transformation From Flea Market Flip

Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

We’ve seen typeset drawers used for so many things now: jewelry, accessories, tiny collections, you name it. But I’ve never seen a typeset drawer turned into such a fabulous coffee table. 

Home Office

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Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Amazing Transformation From Flea Market Flip

Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

My favorite desk from season 5, this team simply added a nice wood top to a Singer sewing machine base for the perfect little work station. 

Bedroom

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Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Amazing Transformation From Flea Market Flip

Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Trunks and suitcases are pretty abundant at flea markets, but this team decided to make the trunk even cooler with a British flag top and contemporary legs. I imagine it would make a pretty stylish nightstand. 

Kids Room

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Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Amazing Transformation From Flea Market Flip

Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Color makes all the difference with this sweet bookshelf. The added shutters are a great touch, but the bold hue and pretty pattern really take it over the edge.

Garage

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Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Amazing Transformation From Flea Market Flip

Watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip to see how each team transforms their flea market finds into unbelievable creations.

Get organized with a great set of drawers with an industrial theme. This team simply collected old metal drawers and bins and assembled their own shelf that would be ideal for tool storage. Dad approves.

35 Incredible Makeovers

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Before: Antique and Ordinary

This antique bar cabinet was in great shape already, but the style looked dated and could use an exciting update.

After: Bolder Bar Cabinet

A darker stain and cute key drawer pulls add an extra layer of depth to this traditional bar cabinet.

Before: Bookshelf + Shutters

For their "Stealthy Storage" project, teammates Dani and Mo purchased an old bookcase and pair of black shutters.  

After: Colorful Concealment

What a transformation! A stylish paint job and a pretty patterned wallpaper turn an old bookshelf and window shutter into an adorable shelf with concealed storage.

Before: Industrial Pieces

What can you do with a milk can and an industrial baking pan?

After: Innovative Side Table

You turn them into a one-of-a-kind side table with a removable tray that also works great as a mini bar cart for entertaining.

Before: Nothing Special Chairs

For their "Pattern Play" project, Alicia and Erin hope to add a wow factor to these basic chairs.  

After: Stylish Seating

Now these folding teak chairs look super stylish with a funky pattern and soft seats.

Before: Worn-Out Hutch

This old brown cabinet was missing hardware and desperately needed some freshening up.

After: Simple Sophistication

With a bright white paint job and the addition of a wallpaper back with a modern print, this once-dated hutch would be the perfect addition to any home.

Before: Basic Baking Rack

A collapsible metal bakery rack is already great for storage, but Erin and Alicia plan to give it a bit more pizzazz.

After: Rustic Upgrade

Wood panels and a few coats of bronze paint turn this bakery cart into the perfect "Rustic to Refined" project for Erin and Alicia.

Before: Waning in White

This bench was cute, but the upholstery was dated, and the all-white look wouldn't cut it for Chris and Max's "Contrast Design" project.

After: Pop of Color

Cheery yellow paint and a fun pop art fabric turned this bench into the colorful showstopper Chris and Max had hoped for.

Before: Not All There

A red oak traditional Morris chair was an awesome find, and Katey and Leigh hoped to give it the makeover it deserved.

After: Cozy New Life

Comfy cushions covered with a gorgeous blanket really show off the beautiful woodworking on this classic piece.

Before: Typical Ladder

Think you know how Chris and Max plan to transform this ladder for their "Durable Design" project?

After: Personal Touch

With a simple switch, this ladder went from a basic tool to a rustic picture display.

Before: Dull Dining

Before the makeover, this drop-leaf table featured chipped paint, and the black stools lacked style.

After: Restructured Design

Totally redone, Chris and Max gave the drop-leaf table a black and white paint job, added shelf and utility basket. The stools were given a mod makeover with colorful fabric.

Before: Mystery Makeover

For their "Dine In" project, Katey and Leigh bought a yellow painted door and two wooden stools.  

After: Table for Two

Katey and Leigh really used their imaginations with this one, transforming a plain door into a charming café table.  

Before: Time for a Change

For their "Remix" project, James and Jill bought a rusty outdoor trellis and clock.  

After: Style Meets Function

Three shelves add utility to this innovative project that resembles a modern grandfather clock.  

Before: Sad Seating

Karla and Michelle snagged an Egyptian revival chair and a simple wooden chair for their "Fabric" project.

After: Perfect Pair

Karla and Michelle repurposed the plain wooden chair into a charming footstool. They then covered the chair and stool in matching fabric for a cohesive look.

Before: Rusty Beginnings

For their "Color Design" project, Karla and Michelle plan to combine an industrial cart and some vintage wooden yardsticks.  

After: Repurposed Rainbow

After the makeover, this cart could not be cuter with a rainbow of colors and a smart wooden top made of vintage yardsticks.

Before: Set of Windows

It's hard to imagine how James and Jill will use three old windows for their "Fabric" project.

After: Stylish Separator

With a bit of creativity and a lot of TLC, the old windows were transformed into a beautiful room divider, complete with gorgeous fabric.  

Before: A Good Start

For their "Sets and Pairs" project, Marc and Dion obtained a fabulous pair of 1965 Danish teak stools.  

After: Only a Spruce

The wood was sanded and stained, and the seats were padded and reupholstered for a modern new look.

Before: Extravagant Frames

Marc and Dion chose a couple of elaborate gold and black frames for their "Twisted Traditional" project.

After: Unexpected Side Tables

After the makeover, the two frames are now two elegant side tables with a story.

Before: Dated Duo

For their "Reclaimed Modern" project, Tony and Suzanne purchased a round table and old door with peeling paint.  

After: Converted Coffee Table

Tony and Suzanne reused the round table's sleek legs and combined them with a freshly-painted door to create a charming coffee table.

Before: Sturdy Secretary

This oak secretary was already a nice, solid piece, but it could definitely stand to be updated.  

After: Chalkboard Finish

Blue chalkboard paint gives this secretary an updated look with a cool matte finish.  

Before: Traditional Trunk

Suzanne and Tony chose a cool vintage trunk for their "World Design Project."

After: British Beauty

A painted British flag on top and cool metal legs take this trunk to a whole new level — literally.  

Before: Base Model

A Singer sewing machine base will get a brand new look after Carolyn and Robert use it for their "Rustic to Refined" project.  

After: Adorable Desk

Carolyn and Robert added a lovely wooden top and drawers for a very handy and incredibly attractive desk.  

Before: Strange Selection

A garden fence and a corbel from the 1800s don't seem like the ideal candidates for Amanda and Susan's "Seating Assignment" project.

After: Mind-Blowing Bench

Now completed, this handsome bench proves that thinking outside the box really pays off.

Before: Classic Cabinet

This wooden cabinet is missing some pieces but is in fairly good shape otherwise.  

After: Sophisticated Design

Amanda and Susan turned imperfections into major strengths when they converted this once-dated piece into a stunning wine cabinet.  

Before: Functional Drafting Table

Aaron and Angie are off to a good start with this drafting table and pair of stools they plan to update for their "Bachelor Pad" project.  

After: Contemporary Remix

Padded seating and a fresh new paint job make this table the perfect addition to any bachelor pad.

Before: Dingy Cart Frame

This industrial cart frame is such a cool find, but it's hard to imagine Aaron and Angie will be able to get it shining again.

After: On Trend Coffee Table

The duo worked their magic, turning the rusty cart frame into an industrial-style coffee table that is sure to turn some heads.  

Before: Carpenter Trunk

For their "Textile" project, Rae and Jared chose a cool carpenter trunk with tons of character.

After: Stylish Bench Seating

After the makeover, this trunk became even cooler with modern legs and a beautiful fabric-covered seat.  

Before: Junk Pile

For their "Smart Storage" project, Rae and Jared assembled a collection of metal drawers, boxes and bins. 

After: Mix-and-Match Storage

Their amazing industrial cabinet would be the perfect addition to a craft room or to add to the garage for tool storage. 

Before: Boring Trunk

Before the makeover, this wooden trunk was in decent shape, but there was really nothing special about it.

After: All in the Details

For their "Multi-Purpose Design" project, Cindy and Lynn added wheels and super cool stenciling showing popular NYC destinations. 

Before: Obvious Potential

A saloon door is a great find, but how will Cindy and Lynn combine it with this basic buffet for their "Retro Chic" project?

After: Multipurpose Furniture

With a seamless marriage of the buffet and saloon door, Cindy and Lynn were able to create a combination bar and storage console. 

Before: Slice of History

This Edison Dictaphone is pretty fantastic all on its own, so we can't wait to see how Cindy and Lynn make it even better.

After: History Preserved

By adding an attractive glass top, Cindy and Lynn were able to add modern function to this incredible find.

Before: Endless Options

For their "Simple Living" project, Dina and Shanna chose an old wooden cabinet with loads of potential. 

After: Stand-Out Makeover

The duo really made the cabinet stand out with a vibrant new paint job and fun patterned wallpaper which is put on display with the new glass-front door. 

Before: Retired Storage

A couple of wooden typesetting trays and metal drawers seem like the perfect start for Shanna and Dina's "Radical Reimagine" project.

After: Creative Coffee Table

Now a coffee table, Shanna and Dina really showed off their ingenuity with this innovative project. 

Before: Mixed Metals

Melody and Patty plan to combine industrial drawers and a metal cabinet to make a unique console table.

After: Rustic Contemporary

A new top, wooden drawers with rope pulls and legs that accommodate the green drawers give this console table a one-of-a-kind look that potential buyers will love. 

Before: Beautiful Details

For their "Great Pieces" project, Melody and Patty chose a traditional bed frame with an ornate headboard and footboard. 

After: Beautiful Bench

The team reimagined the headboard into a stunning bench with gorgeous lines and a comfy seat.

Before: Rickety Bones

For their "Mod Makeover" project, Dana and Jarmaz hope to bring this rusted bar cart back to its former glory.

After: Major Improvement

Some TLC and lovely wooden additions give this bar cart the rustic-meets-modern look the pair was hoping for.

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