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

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

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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.
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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!
Season 1, Episode 3

Refurbished and Redesigned Table, Chairs, and Bench vs. a Sled Bench, a Saw Table, and Yolk Mirrors

On this episode of Flea Market Flip, it's the battle of the married couples, as Rachel and Kevin take on Trish and Dave. Each husband and wife team gets $500 to spend at the Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market on items that they must fix-up and flip. The teams have only one hour to shop for design projects that include transforming industrial items into stylish furniture, making seating out of unexpected pieces, and creating a matching set out of mismatched objects - to sell as a set. After striking some deals at the flea market, both teams use a bit of elbow grease as they transform their finds, in the hopes of outselling their competitors at New York's hip flea market, Brooklyn Flea. The team that comes out on top takes home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Bargain Hunter and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Nov 21
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Team USA Vs Team Canada: Bring Your Eh Game

Canadian craftsmen, Austin and Moh are bringing their eh game against style-savvy American couple Lauren and Scott. The teams meet for the first time at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where they each have $500 to transform their flea market finds into Elegant industrial, Art Deco, and Textile Projects. Their countries might share a border, but can the two teams share the workshop peacefully? We shall see. They have just one day to finish their projects before selling them at the Astoria Flea Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios, where the team that makes the biggest profit takes home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Thursday
Dec 18
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

A Cabinet, Table, And Metal Bird against Chairs, Bar Stools, and a Barrel Bar

This episode of Flea Market Flip features the skilled flippers Rich and David battling it out with the dynamic design duo Angela and Andrea. Each team gets a $500 budget to find, fix-up and flip projects from items purchased at the Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market. Both teams are only given one hour to shop for design projects that involve updating classic furniture that has good bones, creating fashionable storage, and refurbishing metal furniture pieces. After bargaining for some diamonds in the rough at the flea market, both teams put their design skills to the test, and get busy transforming their finds, in the hopes of flipping them for a huge profit at New York's trendsetting flea market, Brooklyn Flea. The team that makes the most on their sales takes home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Marketer Extraordinaire and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jan 16
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 8

Barbwire Lights, Mailbox Coffee Table, and a Brooklyn Painting vs. a Stove, a Map, and a Phonograph

This episode of Flea Market Flip features New Yorkers Larry and Ivan, two brash buddies who love to build, as they go up against Amy and Janel, who are two friends that have a keen eye for design. Each team gets $500 to spend at Connecticut's Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market on items to fix-up and flip. The teams only have one hour to shop for design projects that involve combining form and function, creating an original piece of art, and fashioning a durable design piece that can withstand the test of time. After finding their at the flea market, both teams get to work on transforming their finds, in the hopes of outselling the other team at New York's hippest flea market, Brooklyn Flea. The team that makes the most selling their refurbished and reimagined pieces takes home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Expert and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
May 1
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Friday
May 1
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Mother-Daughter Showdown

The fur flies when our mother/daughter duos - Aphrodite and Bethany take on Kelly and Noelle. With $500 and only one hour to shop at the one and only Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California, the teams must find items on their Flip List – Fabric Project, World Design and Reimagine. After drumming up some bargains both teams work side-by-side in the workshop to transform their finds. Next, it' time to sell, hopefully for big bucks, at the Hollywood's Melrose Trading Post. The ladies that make the biggest profit take home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market devotee and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jun 28
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Stylish Sisters Vs. Math Misters: Team Fashion Vs. Team Function

Stylish sisters Gail and Patricia are looking to best expert craftsmen, Devin and Tom. The teams start their search for bargains at Elephants Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. Armed with $500 each, they have just one hour to rustle up design projects from the Flip List that includes Twisted Traditional, Geometric Design, and Mix-and-Match. The gloves come off in the workshop as both teams transform their flea market finds. Devin and Tom bring their geometric-inspired skills to the next level when they make an icosahedron (20-sided) lamp – but will the customers at New York's Long Island City Flea appreciate their finely tuned skills? Whichever team makes the most profit will take home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jul 3
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Saturday
Sep 5
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Wednesday
Dec 30
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Team USA Vs Team Canada: Bring Your Eh Game

Canadian craftsmen, Austin and Moh are bringing their eh game against style-savvy American couple Lauren and Scott. The teams meet for the first time at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where they each have $500 to transform their flea market finds into Elegant industrial, Art Deco, and Textile Projects. Their countries might share a border, but can the two teams share the workshop peacefully? We shall see. They have just one day to finish their projects before selling them at the Astoria Flea Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios, where the team that makes the biggest profit takes home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
May 13
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 6

Flea Market Flip: Sibling Showdown

Stylish siblings, Marc and Dion bring their design expertise against brother and sister duo, David and Susan. The sibling showdown starts at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York where the teams have $500 and one hour to find three projects from the Flip List: Sets and Pairs, Twisted Traditional, and Elemental. In the workshop, Marc and Dion turn a pair of car jacks into matching end tables while David and Susan rebuild a vintage portable picnic set. Marc and Dion were big spenders at Stormville, will their expensive taste get the better of them, or will it help them to make big profits a Long Island City Flea? In the end, the family that flips together, wins together and whoever makes the biggest profit will nab $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jun 10
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Married metal heads take on fierce flippers.

Best buds Anthony and Tonie are competing against married metal heads, Aaron and Angie. With $500 in hand, the teams hit the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They have one hour to find the best bargains from their Flip List: Metal Project, Bachelor Pad, and Less Is More. Next, the teams put the pedal to the metal in the workshop, where they have just one day to transform their projects. Aaron and Angie upcycle an industrial metal cart into a chic coffee table. Meanwhile, Anthony and Tonie hope that orange really is the new black as they upcycle a prison transpo bench into stylish seating. With their projects complete, the teams get ready to sell at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. But will the customers at be in the mood for refurb'd metal projects or prison-chic? The team that scores the biggest profit will score $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Pro and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jul 3
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 11

Clash of the Couples

New York flippers Amanda and Nick go toe-to-toe against Christina and Billy, two designing sweethearts from New Jersey. Armed with $500 each and just one hour to shop, the teams make their way down the aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They'll need to find three items to transform for our Flip List: Accent Design, Metallics, and Restoration Remix. The battle continues in the workshop where the couples have just one day to flip their pieces. Whoever makes the most profit at Long Island City Flea will take home $5,000.

Sunday
Aug 28
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Saturday
Oct 1
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.

Saturday
Oct 1
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Saturday
Oct 1
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 13

Seeing Orange

Style savvy Chris and JJ battle it out with fashionable besties Jessica and Melissa. Both teams will hustle through the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut with $500 to spend on design projects that feature Industrial design, Art Deco, and Fabric. But controversy arises in the workshop when both teams choose the same color orange to paint their projects, but will the color orange create some green at New York's Long Island City Flea? The team that makes the biggest profit wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market fanatic and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Saturday
Oct 1
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 14

Full-Contact Flipping

Kim, a professional female football player and her best friend Leslie share a love for flea markets. They'll take on designing dudes Ron and Peter. Each team is given $500 and only an hour to shop at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut for worn-out pieces to fix-up and flip. Their projects include Unexpected Seating, Vintage Modern, and a Paper project. After scoring some great deals at the flea market, both teams get their hands dirty the workshop, in the hopes of bringing their big ideas to life. Then the teams will hit the field once again, as they head to sell at New York's Long Island City Flea. When the clock expires the team that makes the biggest profit wins $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Saturday
Oct 1
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 7

Brothers vs. Sisters

This flip is all about family, as brash brothers Bradley and Ryan face off against fearless flipping sisters Sam and Shimmy. The family feud begins at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With just one hour to shop and $500 on hand, the teams hunt for projects from our Flip List: House Party Project, Reclaimed Modern, and a Sets and Pairs Project. From there, it's off to the workshop, where the teams have one day to transform their pieces into profitable items. The family that makes the most profit will go home with $5,000.

Saturday
Oct 1
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 8

Kids vs. Parents

In a first for Flea Market Flip, proud parents Mike and Mary take on their own daughters Erin and Julia. It's time to put the flip before family as the teams race down the aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With $500 in hand and just one hour to shop, the teams search for items from our Flip List of projects: Pop-a-Color, Sleek Storage, and Heirloom Overhaul. Next it's on to the Workshop, where the teams have just one day for their transformations. The stakes are high because whichever team makes the most profit will take home $5,000.

Saturday
Oct 1
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 9

DIY Daters vs. Bickering Buds

Dating flippers Kelly and Jay are going to battle against designing friends Laura and Diane. Both teams are determined to find the best bargains at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With one hour to shop and a budget of $500, the teams race to find pieces from our Flip List: Bistro Set, Graphic Design, and a Mash-Up Project. Next, the teams get started in the workshop where they have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Whoever makes the most profit wins $5,000.

Saturday
Oct 1
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 6, Episode 14

Take a Seat at the Piano Bar

Designing buddies Isaac and Stephen take on competitive flippers Crystal and Jennifer. The search for flea market gems begins at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where the teams have $500 and just one hour to shop. They must find items from our Flip List, which includes Contrasting Design, Rewrapped Design, and a 'Mad Mod' project. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have just one day to transform their finds. In the end, the team that makes the most profit wins $5,000.

Saturday
Oct 1
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 1

Best on the Block

Longtime friends and vintage shop owners Chris and Tad take on local rivals Paul and Jim in a flipping battle of the block. The teams square off at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, to find the projects from our Flip List: Workspace Design, Bachelor Pad and Vintage Modern. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces.

Saturday
Oct 1
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 7, Episode 3

Flea Market Flip: Off to the Races

Master dumpster divers, Michael and Vinnie take on DIY soul sisters, Kim and Susan.

Saturday
Oct 1
12pm | 11c
Season 7, Episode 4

New Age Flip

Woodstock flippers, Jenn and K.T, are taking on mother and son designing duo, Donna and T.J. The peace and love takes a backseat as these teams race down the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They'll have $500 and only one hour to find three items from our Flip List: Distinctive Dining, Polished Industrial, and Funk-tional Design. Next, it's time to bring the funk to the workshop where the teams have just one day to transform their pieces. Donna and TJ combine unlikely pieces to create an inspired hanging light fixture, use a metal wine rack as the foundation for a chic wine bar, and turn an ordinary metal shelf into a man cave must-have by adding a Jeep car grill embellishment. Jenn and K.T. put the funk into a funk-tional shelving unit made for LPs, update a card table and chairs into a versatile game table, and turn an stool into an unexpected side table.

Saturday
Oct 1
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 13

Married flippers take on a creative couple.

Married pickers, Jeff and Amy have been turning trash into treasure for 25 years. They're going up against Dina and Shanna. The teams start their flip looking for hidden gems at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They have $500 and one hour to find three items from their Flip List: Simple Living, Radical Reimagine, and Geometric Design. The competition gets a little hair-raising as Jeff and Amy transform an antique dress-form into a one-of-a-kind 'wine babe.' Meanwhile, Dina and Shanna reinvent a worn-out wooden cabinet into their own version of a modern wine bar. Will Amy's big blonde hair be her team's secret weapon? We'll find out when it comes time to sell at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. The team makes the most profit on their projects wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Fanatic and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Oct 7
9am | 8c

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