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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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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 7

Sassy Sisters Against Artistic Friends

This episode of Flea Market Flip features design-savvy and sassy sisters Susan and Jennifer taking on artistic friends Vanessa and Bao. Each team is given a $500 budget to find, fix-up and flip projects from items purchased at the Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market. Given only one hour to scour the aisles, the teams must shop for design projects that feature a retro inspired design, a fabric project and transforming an eyesore into a chic design. After discovering some hidden gems at the flea market, both teams roll up their sleeves and get to work transforming and refurbishing their finds in the workshop, in the hopes of raking in big profits at New York's hippest flea market, Brooklyn Flea. The team that makes the most money selling their re-imagined pieces goes home $5,000 richer. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Aficionado and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Apr 3
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.

Saturday
Jul 11
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 5

Best Flipping Friends Take On Flipping Fellas

Sassy friends, Katie and Jennifer go up against best buds, Scotty and Eddie. With $500 to spend at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York, each team has just one hour to find to the best deals on design projects from the Flip List that are Funk-tional, Steel-ing Beauty, and a Tribute Piece. The flipping gets personal when Jennifer reveals the emotional story behind her Tribute Piece. Will Scotty and Eddie be able to compete with Jennifer and Katie's transformations? The guys hope their pieces will connect with customers at New York's GreenFlea, because the team with the bigger profit will go home with $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market pro and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jul 31
10:30am | 9:30c
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
Aug 9
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 1
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Turn Up the Radio!

Neighbors Frank and Patrick take on stylish husband wife team of Marc and Tiffany. Each team has a $500 budget, and only one hour to shop at Southern California's Long Beach Antique Market. Their Flip List projects include Chic Storage, Mirror Project and Light & Dark Design. After hustling through the flea market, both teams must transform their pieces, which include a vintage console radio, in an effort to rake in the big bucks. The team with the biggest profit on their re-imagined pieces wins $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market devotee and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Saturday
Nov 14
7am | 6c
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.

Friday
Dec 18
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Wednesday
Dec 30
8am | 7c
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
Jan 29
10am | 9c
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
Jan 31
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 14

No cement in this man cave!

It's a family style Flip, as brothers-in-law Marc and Henry go up against sisters Amanda and Whitney. With $500 in hand and an hour to shop at the world famous Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California, the teams must find pieces that they'll fix-up and flip. The design projects on the Flip List feature: Good Bones, Elements of Glass, and Industrial Design. After haggling for some deals, which include ambitious plans for a some concrete and a metal table, both teams get to work transforming their finds. Finally it's time to Flip and hopefully bring in big bucks at Hollywood's Melrose Trading Post. Will the Just made concrete table dry in time for the sell day, or have they bitten off more than they can chew? Hosted by Designer/Flea Market enthusiast and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Feb 12
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

Battle of the Dining Sets

Competitive friends, Jake and Karen are throwing down against crafty couple, Nick and Angela. The teams start their search for flea market finds at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where they each have $500 and just one hour to find three items from the Flip List: Time to Dine, Vintage Modern, and Re-imagine. Next, it's time for the teams to head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces before trying to sell at New York's Astoria Flea Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios. Will they be able to serve up their dining sets to New York shoppers or will customers try to dine and dash? Whichever team makes the most profit takes home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Mar 4
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 1

Flea Market Flip: When Harry Met Ingraham – a match made in Flea Market Heaven.

Designing duo, Dave and Teresa, face off against vintage experts, Laurie and Bobbi. The teams get to work hunting down bargains at Elephants Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. Each team has $500 and just one hour to purchase their best flea market finds on the Flip List: Upholstery, Steam Punk, and Great Pieces. In the workshop, Laurie and Bobbie, sporting their vintage aprons, get to work transforming an old clock into a new friend named Ingraham. But will their Ingraham clock be any match for Dave and Teresa's antique bicycle-turned-console table? We'll find out when the teams sell their projects at New York's Astoria Flea Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios, because the team that makes the most profit will win $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Apr 3
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Flea Market Flip: When Harry Met Ingraham – a match made in Flea Market Heaven.

Designing duo, Dave and Teresa, face off against vintage experts, Laurie and Bobbi. The teams get to work hunting down bargains at Elephants Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. Each team has $500 and just one hour to purchase their best flea market finds on the Flip List: Upholstery, Steam Punk, and Great Pieces. In the workshop, Laurie and Bobbie, sporting their vintage aprons, get to work transforming an old clock into a new friend named Ingraham. But will their Ingraham clock be any match for Dave and Teresa's antique bicycle-turned-console table? We'll find out when the teams sell their projects at New York's Astoria Flea Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios, because the team that makes the most profit will win $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jun 5
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 2

Hold Onto Your Hat & Keep a Lid On It!

Eclectic friends, Eddie and Rodney go up against Brandon and Sam, a couple who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty to find a bargain. The two teams head to Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where they each have $500 to spend on three projects (Flip List): Occasional Seating, Hollywood Regency style, and Hip to be Square. Both teams bring their best designs and skills into the workshop, until Sam gets more involved with painting their projects than she bargained for. With their transformations complete, it's up to the buyers at Astoria Flea Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios to decide which team will make the biggest profit and go home with $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jun 5
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Jun 5
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 4

Happy Flipping Anniversary!

Hipster pals, Jonathan and Elise take on experienced Upcyclers, husband and wife, John and Sarah. Armed with $500 and a Flip List of three projects: Stylish Storage, Modern Americana, and Mixed Textures, each team searches the aisles of Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York for the best deals. The teams bring their remodel plans into the workshop and get to work on their transformations. But Jonathan and Elise don't think their opponents' pieces will resonate with flea market shoppers. Will their prediction come true, or will John and Sarah's wedding anniversary bring them good luck at New York's Long Island City Flea? The team that makes the most profit on their pieces wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market ace and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jun 5
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Best Flipping Friends Take On Flipping Fellas

Sassy friends, Katie and Jennifer go up against best buds, Scotty and Eddie. With $500 to spend at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York, each team has just one hour to find to the best deals on design projects from the Flip List that are Funk-tional, Steel-ing Beauty, and a Tribute Piece. The flipping gets personal when Jennifer reveals the emotional story behind her Tribute Piece. Will Scotty and Eddie be able to compete with Jennifer and Katie's transformations? The guys hope their pieces will connect with customers at New York's GreenFlea, because the team with the bigger profit will go home with $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market pro and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jun 5
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 6

Cops and Flippers

Flipping friends, Jenn and Jen are going to have to know their rights when they go up against the law…cop cousins, Tom and Mike. The teams are locked, loaded, and have just one hour and $500 to search for the best pieces they can find at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford Connecticut. Their projects (the Flip List) are: Mid-Century Modern, Rustic to Refined, and Inspired by Nature. Then in the workshop, cops Tom and Mike lay down the law and both teams get to work on their transformations. But which projects will warrant big sales at New York's GreenFlea? In the end, the team that makes the biggest profit will nab $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market authority and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jun 5
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

Battle of the Dining Sets

Competitive friends, Jake and Karen are throwing down against crafty couple, Nick and Angela. The teams start their search for flea market finds at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where they each have $500 and just one hour to find three items from the Flip List: Time to Dine, Vintage Modern, and Re-imagine. Next, it's time for the teams to head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces before trying to sell at New York's Astoria Flea Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios. Will they be able to serve up their dining sets to New York shoppers or will customers try to dine and dash? Whichever team makes the most profit takes home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jun 5
10am | 9c
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.

Sunday
Jun 5
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Sunday
Jun 5
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.

Sunday
Jun 5
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 3

The Vignette Flip

Confident Kendra and Erin plan to flip the script on Brooklyn artists Mikal and Nathan. The teams hit the ground running at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Each team gets $500 and and just one hour to complete our vignette challenge: they must find and transform three items that will complement one room. The team whose vignette makes more profit at Long Island City Flea will take away $5,000.

Sunday
Jun 5
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 4

Sky-High Flipping

Flight attendant flippers Isabell and Diahann take on fairy junk-mothers Stephany and Jane. The teams buckle up their seat belts and take off for the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Each team has $500 and only one hour to find three items from our Flip List: Compact Design, Modern Moroccan, and a Symmetrical Project. Next, it's time to fly into the workshop where the teams have just one day to transform their pieces. Each team hopes to get sky-high prices for their items, since the team with the biggest profit will fly away with $5,000.

Sunday
Jun 5
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Eclectic friends compete against frequent flippers.

Eclectic friends, Doug and June are competing against frequent flippers, Cindy and Lynn. The search for flea market gems begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find items from their Flip List: Industrial Design, Retro Chic, and Multipurpose. Next, it's time to transform their finds, in the workshop. Doug and June turn a Model A car grill into a decorative mirror, while Cindy and Lynn give an antique Dictaphone a new life. But when it comes time to sell, which flipped items will connect with shoppers at the Long Island City Flea's Winter Market? In the end, the team that makes the most profit wins the $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jun 10
7:30am | 6:30c

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