Flea Market Flip Tips

See All Videos

Flea Market Flip Tips

1 - 3  of 17 videos

Flea Market Flips 42 Photos

Turn castoffs into pretty pieces you'll love and actually use. These simple how-tos from HGTV Magazine will get your creative ideas flowing.

Get Flippin' Inspired

45 More Stunning Flea Market Flips

See how 45 flea-market finds are made over, upcycled and given a new lease on life in HGTV's Flea Market Flip.

See Before-and-After Pics at DIYNetwork.com

About the Host

Lara Spencer

Well-known as the co-anchor for ABC's Good Morning America, Lara also has a passion for flea market finds and cleverly-designed spaces.
All About Lara

About the Show

Flea Market Flip shows viewers how a little cash can go a long way with the right amount of creativity. Each week a plethora of amazing items will be showcased by our teams as they creatively use their eye for style and some elbow grease to turn these leftovers into a main course by the show's conclusion. Given only $500, our Flea Market Flip contestants will scour the booths and tents in search of items they can buy, fix and then flip for a higher sum. With each team battling it out to win all of the profits earned that day, the true winner will be the viewer at home, who will have a variety of exciting ideas to inspire them as they begin their next project around their own home!

Episodes

See Episode Guide
Season 2, Episode 6

Holy Cow Table!

Designers and friends Ingrid and Candace take on the creative husband-wife team of Ed and Lisa. Each team gets $500 to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. Given only one hour to hunted down and haggle for the projects on their Flip List: Good Bones, World Design and Mix & Match. Both teams then get to work transforming their finds in the hopes of making huge profits at NYC's Antiques Garage. One team embraces a whimsical cow print fabric which is a risky choice. Will it make them a whole lot of moo'la? We'll see! Hosted by Designer/Flea Market fanatic and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Nov 21

10am | 9c

Season 3, Episode 3

It's About Flipping Time!

Style Hunters Mar and Paul go up against the competitive husband and wife team of Ian and Amanda. Each team is given a $500 budget to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They'll have only one hour to hunt and haggle for bargains, as they shop for projects featuring industrial design, color theory, and transforming an "ugly duckling" piece. Both teams then get to work fixing up their finds in the workshop, in the hopes of raking in the dough at NYC's Antiques Garage. One team transforms an antique carriage wheel into a massive wall clock, but will it turn a tidy profit? The team that makes the most off their pieces wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jan 25

10am | 9c

Season 3, Episode 11

The Moose Is Loose!

Junkologists Scoop and Moose take on flea market-obsessed besties Sarah and Regina, as each team is given $500 to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. The teams shop for design projects that feature Double Duty, as well as Mirrored and Retro pieces. Then both teams get busy at the workshop transforming their finds, while unexpectedly becoming fast friends. Next stop is New York City's Antiques Garage, where the teams must look past their newfound friendship as they try to sell their reimagined pieces, because the team that makes the biggest profit wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Feb 22

7am | 6c

Season 2, Episode 5

Goth vs. Glamour

Goth lovebirds Clara and Micah spar with fashionistas Sophia and Geri. Sporting either 5 inch heels or their Victorian Goth look the teams are given a $500 budget and one hour to race down the aisles of the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. The teams are tackling 3 design projects that feature creating a lighting fixture, a coffee table and taking on a reimagine project. Things don't go as planned in the workshop and dreams of making big profits are at risk when one team member seems to be a no show. The team that makes the most net profit at the Antiques Garage in New York City walks away $5,000 richer. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market authority and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Mar 13

9am | 8c

Season 3, Episode 1

Rocker Dudes vs. Designing Moms

Rocker dudes, Dave and Ryan are throwing down against designing moms Charlotte and Jill in a battle for Total Flea Market Domination. The verbal jabs start flying between these two competitive teams while shopping at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Here, they'll have only one hour, and $500 to purchase 3 projects, including unexpected seating, creating a "funk-tional" piece, and a reimagine project. Next the teams head into the workshop, where the sparks continue to fly as they makeover their pieces in the hopes of raking in big profits at New York City's Antiques Garage. The team that comes out on top takes home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Apr 26

7am | 6c

Season 3, Episode 5

Bringing the Bling!

Flashy upcyclers Darren and Stephan go to battle with stylish siblings Rose and Sophie. Each pair gets $500 to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Given only one hour to hunt and haggle for some bargains, the teams shop for design projects featuring Lighting, Inspired by Nature, and a "Twisted Traditional" assignment. Darren and Stephan bring their own brand of bling into the workshop, where things don't go exactly as planned, but will that help or hurt them when the teams head to New York City's Green Flea to sell their refurb'd pieces? In the end, the team that makes the biggest profit... Wins $5000! Hosted by Designer/Flea Market fanatic and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jul 3

8am | 7c

Season 5, Episode 9

It's a flipping battle between the Empire state and the Garden state.

Team New Jersey, Carolyn and Robert go head-to-head with Team New York, Amanda and Susan. The flipping begins when the teams get $500 and only one hour to find pieces that need a little TLC at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. The teams waste no time searching for projects from their Flip List: Seating Assignment, Rustic To Refined, and Salvage Design. Next, they head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Upcycling pros, Amanda and Susan transform an architectural corbel into an elegant bench while married pickers, Carolyn and Robert, turn a motorcycle wheel into an industrial chandelier. Each team hopes to turn their projects into big profits at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. Will the home turf advantage help Amanda and Susan win, or will Carolyn and Robert make the most profit and take the $5000 back to New Jersey? Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Saturday
Sep 5

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 3, Episode 6

Flippin' Feathers

Engaged couple Solomon and Amanda, aren't afraid of bold colors. They'll take on friends Minetta & Rob who have some outside-the-box ideas of their own. Both teams will race through the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut with $500 to spend on Flip List projects that feature Mid-century design, Dining, and a Funk-tional piece. But one team's feathers get a little ruffled in the workshop, when one of their projects doesn't come out as expected, but will buyers at New York City's Green Flea make it fly out of the booth? Hopefully, because the team that makes the biggest profit flies off with $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Nov 1

8am | 7c

Season 5, Episode 3

Flea Market Flip: Penn State Pickers vs. F.I.T. Flippers

Fashion forward F.I.T alums, Alicia and Erin are taking on Penn State Upcyclers, Chris and Lindsay. The teams bring their school spirit to Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York where they have $500 and one hour to find three projects from the Flip List: Rustic to Refined, Wheels Up, and Pattern Play. The college rivalry continues into the workshop, as Alicia and Erin turn a metal bread rack into modern shelving while Chris and Lindsay transform a rustic table into a bar, ready for any tailgate party. Hopefully the customers at Long Island City Flea will cheer on the teams, because whichever team makes the biggest profit will take home bragging rights and $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Pro and the pride of Penn State, Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Nov 1

9am | 8c

Season 2, Episode 8

The Battle of the Green Chaise

Great friends Renita and Charmaine take on sweethearts John Paul and Ashleigh. Each team is given a $500 budget to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at New York's Stormville Airport Flea Market. Given only one hour to find their items, the teams must shop for design projects that feature elements of glass, dining and wild card. After discovering some hidden gems, including a coveted chaise lounge, the teams get to work transforming their finds in the hopes of raking in big profits at New York's Brooklyn Flea. The team that makes the most net profit goes home $5,000 richer. For one team, it's a big risk, the chaise lounge will either pay off big or fall flat. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Thursday
Dec 3

11am | 10c

Season 4, Episode 10

Mus-Stache for Cash

Experienced flippers, Brenda and Mark are ready to take on designing sweethearts, Lauren and Ben. With just one hour to shop and $500 in hand, each team hunts the aisles at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut for hidden gems they can flip for big profits. The Flip List projects include: Radical Restoration, Geometric Design, and Mash up Design. In the workshop, Brenda and Mark put their skills to the test while Lauren and Ben try turn their treasures into gold. When it comes time to sell at New York's Long Island City Flea, will Mark's mustache be their lucky charm? The team that makes the most profit will score $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market pro and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Saturday
Dec 12

11:30am | 10:30c

Season 4, Episode 14

Banking on a Flip

Competitive friends, Laura and Kim are putting their flipping skills to the test against college buddies, Drew and Justin. First stop is the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where the teams have $500 and just one hour to find the best bargains they can. Their Flip List includes: Industrial Design, Elements of Glass, and Mash Up. From there, it's time to get fixing in the workshop. Laura and Kim try to breathe new life into their unique carcass carrier-turned coffee table, while Drew and Justin hope their transformations are bullet-proof against their competition. Who will cash in with customers at New York's GreenFlea Market? Whichever team makes the most profit will go home with $5000. Hosted by Designer and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Mar 4

11:30am | 10:30c

Season 2, Episode 1

Love Letters or Hate Mail?

Best buddies Randy and Frank are passionate about reinventing found objects. They'll take on BFF's Susie and Michelle, who'd rather be at a flea market than on vacation. The hunt starts at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut with $500 to spend on their Flip List projects: Industrial Design, A Work of Art and an Ugly Duckling. But a battle heats up in the workshop when one team's love letters turns into hate mail for their opponents. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market fanatic and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Wednesday
Apr 6

9am | 8c

Season 3, Episode 12

Hooked on Flipping

Fashion bloggers Helene and Amy hope their stylish eyes can translate into big bucks, as they test their skills against experienced flippers Nicole and Luke. Both teams are given $500 and one hour to race down the aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. The teams are tackling 3 design projects that feature creating pieces involving Paper, as well as Inspired By and Rustic to Refined projects. One team attempts to create a lighting fixture out of antique roofing hooks, but will it hook them up with big profits? The team that makes the most net profit at the Antiques Garage in New York City walks away $5,000 richer. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market authority and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 8

7am | 6c

Season 3, Episode 11

The Moose Is Loose!

Junkologists Scoop and Moose take on flea market-obsessed besties Sarah and Regina, as each team is given $500 to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. The teams shop for design projects that feature Double Duty, as well as Mirrored and Retro pieces. Then both teams get busy at the workshop transforming their finds, while unexpectedly becoming fast friends. Next stop is New York City's Antiques Garage, where the teams must look past their newfound friendship as they try to sell their reimagined pieces, because the team that makes the biggest profit wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 8

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 3, Episode 10

Ready For Take-Off!

Eclectic artists Chandi and Kim spar with former Wall Streeters Katie and Pels. With visions of winning $5,000, the teams hustle through the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut searching for items they can use for creating Lighting, a Double Duty piece, and a Retro-Futuristic Steampunk project. One team hopes their idea of transforming parts of an airplane into a design piece will take flight, but will they crash and burn on sale day at New York's Long Island City Flea? Hosted by Designer/Flea Market aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 8

8am | 7c

Season 3, Episode 9

Are Horseshoes Really Lucky?

Upcycling husband and wife team, Jeff and Ilana take on flipping friends Jeannine and Robin. The fun begins when each team gets $500 and only one hour to find pieces that need a little TLC at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. The teams waste no time, searching the flea for their projects: Good Bones, Global Design, and Fabric. Once the shopping's done, the teams get busy transforming their finds, which include a one-of-a-kind table made of recycled horseshoes, in the hopes of scoring big profits at New York's Long Island City Flea. But will these horseshoes be lucky enough to turn a big profit? In the end, the team that makes the most profit takes home $5,000. Hosted by Interior Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 8

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 3, Episode 8

Heads or Tails?

Fashionable friends with similar tastes, who even share their first name, Laura, go up against fun-loving friends Dianne and Clyde. Each team is handed $500 and given only an hour to find pieces at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, that they'll fix-up and flip. Their Flip List includes Hollywood Regency, as well as Upholstery and Mash-up projects. After hustling through the flea market, both teams hit the workshop to transform their pieces. Relying on chance, team Laura often flips a coin to decide their next move. The teams will then take their transformed pieces to sell at New York City's Green Flea, and the team that makes the biggest profit takes home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market enthusiast and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 8

9am | 8c

Season 3, Episode 7

'Til Death Do Us Flip

The husband and wife team Al and Merry, duke it out with best friends Erika and Evey. With $500 in hand and an hour to hunt down bargains at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, the teams must find pieces that they'll fix-up and flip. Their Flip List features Chic Storage, as well as Mirror and Salvage projects. In the workshop, Merry does her best to keep Al on track and hopefully their makeover mishaps won't cost them when it comes time to selling at New York City's Green Flea. Because the team that rakes in the biggest profits... wins $5000. Hosted by Interior Designer/Flea Market guru and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 8

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 3, Episode 6

Flippin' Feathers

Engaged couple Solomon and Amanda, aren't afraid of bold colors. They'll take on friends Minetta & Rob who have some outside-the-box ideas of their own. Both teams will race through the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut with $500 to spend on Flip List projects that feature Mid-century design, Dining, and a Funk-tional piece. But one team's feathers get a little ruffled in the workshop, when one of their projects doesn't come out as expected, but will buyers at New York City's Green Flea make it fly out of the booth? Hopefully, because the team that makes the biggest profit flies off with $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 8

10am | 9c

Season 3, Episode 5

Bringing the Bling!

Flashy upcyclers Darren and Stephan go to battle with stylish siblings Rose and Sophie. Each pair gets $500 to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Given only one hour to hunt and haggle for some bargains, the teams shop for design projects featuring Lighting, Inspired by Nature, and a "Twisted Traditional" assignment. Darren and Stephan bring their own brand of bling into the workshop, where things don't go exactly as planned, but will that help or hurt them when the teams head to New York City's Green Flea to sell their refurb'd pieces? In the end, the team that makes the biggest profit... Wins $5000! Hosted by Designer/Flea Market fanatic and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 8

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 3, Episode 4

Sparks are Flying!

Experienced pickers Heshy and Michael go toe-to-toe with fashionable friends Holly and Carlyle, as each team gets $500 to find, fix, and flip pieces they'll buy at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Projects they'll be shopping for include Durable Design, Elements of Glass, and a nostalgia project. After haggling for some hidden gems, the teams head into the workshop, where Heshy and Michael create a steampunk-inspired piece which impresses some, but sparks fly when their competitors say it looks like an electric chair! Ultimately, shoppers at New York City's Antiques Garage will decide the teams' fate, since the ones that makes the biggest profit off their transformed pieces takes home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 8

11am | 10c

Season 3, Episode 3

It's About Flipping Time!

Style Hunters Mar and Paul go up against the competitive husband and wife team of Ian and Amanda. Each team is given a $500 budget to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They'll have only one hour to hunt and haggle for bargains, as they shop for projects featuring industrial design, color theory, and transforming an "ugly duckling" piece. Both teams then get to work fixing up their finds in the workshop, in the hopes of raking in the dough at NYC's Antiques Garage. One team transforms an antique carriage wheel into a massive wall clock, but will it turn a tidy profit? The team that makes the most off their pieces wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 8

11:30am | 10:30c

Season 3, Episode 2

Bustin' Up and Bustin' Out

Brooklyn buddies Anthony and Jack go up against cute and crafty lovebirds Cole and Kelly. Both teams get one hour and a $500 budget to race through the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts to shop for design projects that feature chic storage, busted design, and a dining project. The teams then head into the workshop to bust out their pieces, while busting each other's chops. In the end, they'll take their reimagined finds to New York City's Antiques Garage, where the team that makes the biggest profit wins $5000. Hosted by Designer and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 8

12pm | 11c

Season 3, Episode 1

Rocker Dudes vs. Designing Moms

Rocker dudes, Dave and Ryan are throwing down against designing moms Charlotte and Jill in a battle for Total Flea Market Domination. The verbal jabs start flying between these two competitive teams while shopping at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Here, they'll have only one hour, and $500 to purchase 3 projects, including unexpected seating, creating a "funk-tional" piece, and a reimagine project. Next the teams head into the workshop, where the sparks continue to fly as they makeover their pieces in the hopes of raking in big profits at New York City's Antiques Garage. The team that comes out on top takes home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 8

12:30pm | 11:30c

Season 4, Episode 9

Family Feud Style. A Father/Son team take on a Mother/Daughter team.

Father/son duo, TJ and Mike, go toe-to-toe against Mother/daughter team, Jess and Hettie. The family fun begins when each team gets a $500 budget and only one hour to find pieces that need a little TLC at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. The teams waste no time searching for projects from the Flip List: Durable, World Design, and Light & Dark Design. Next, they head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Jess and Hettie attempt to turn a 100-year-old flour storage container into a lantern, in the hopes of making big profits at New York's Long Island City Flea. In the end, will it be the Mother or the Father that knows best and leads their team to victory? The team with the biggest profit will take home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
May 13

7:30am | 6:30c

You Might Also Like...

See All Shows

Fixer Upper

Tuesdays at 9pm | 8c

Rehab Addict

Consult Program Guide

Elbow Room

Consult Program Guide