Flea Market Flip Tips

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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 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
Oct 10
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Friday
Nov 7
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Thursday
Dec 18
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 2

Put a sock in it!

Theatrical designers Julia and Zach go up against floral designers David and Penny. With visions of winning $5,000, the teams hustle through the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut searching for items on their Flip List - A Fabric Project, Restoration and Organic Design. But one team's ideas are more than a little out there. Will they really pull off a chair made from rolled up socks and blue jeans, or will the other team sock it to them on their sale day at Manhattan's Antiques Garage? Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Mar 13
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
May 17
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 17
11am | 10c
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 28
11am | 10c
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
Oct 18
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Jan 10
10am | 9c
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
Apr 3
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 2

Put a sock in it!

Theatrical designers Julia and Zach go up against floral designers David and Penny. With visions of winning $5,000, the teams hustle through the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut searching for items on their Flip List - A Fabric Project, Restoration and Organic Design. But one team's ideas are more than a little out there. Will they really pull off a chair made from rolled up socks and blue jeans, or will the other team sock it to them on their sale day at Manhattan's Antiques Garage? Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Apr 29
11:30am | 10:30c
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 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
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.

Friday
Jul 29
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Jul 29
8am | 7c
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
Jul 29
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Jul 29
9am | 8c
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.

Friday
Jul 29
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 5

Battle of the Boroughs

It's a battle of the boroughs when Manhattan ladies Tracey and Catherine get their nails out against Brooklyn builders Bryan and Hank. The teams throw down at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where they have just one hour and $500 to find three projects from our Flip List: Bachelor Pad, a Prototype Project, and Rehab Design. With projects in hand and ideas flowing, the teams head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Both teams know that whoever makes the most profit will win this subway series and take home $5,000.

Friday
Jul 29
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 6

The Flipping Unicorn

Magic is in the air as design duo Cherise and Kim go head-to-head against creative craftsmen Joe and Andrew. The competition starts when the teams get $500 and one hour to find buried treasures to transform at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They race to find projects from the Flip List: a Wabi-Sabi project, a Workspace project, and Pattern Play. The teams fight for the win, because whoever makes the bigger profit will take home $5,000.

Friday
Jul 29
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Friday
Jul 29
11am | 10c
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.

Friday
Jul 29
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.

Friday
Aug 5
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Put a sock in it!

Theatrical designers Julia and Zach go up against floral designers David and Penny. With visions of winning $5,000, the teams hustle through the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut searching for items on their Flip List - A Fabric Project, Restoration and Organic Design. But one team's ideas are more than a little out there. Will they really pull off a chair made from rolled up socks and blue jeans, or will the other team sock it to them on their sale day at Manhattan's Antiques Garage? Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Aug 5
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 3

Prohibition and Pop Stars

College friends Merry and Jessica square off against New York artisans Chuck and Suzanne. With only one hour and a $500 budget the teams race through the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. They'll be hunting and haggling for design projects that feature upholstery, stylish storage, and inspirational design. Then with no time to waste the teams hit the workshop. Merry and Jessica go for a prohibition theme while Chuck and Suzanne create tribute pieces to the 80s. Which era will resonate with buyers at New York's Brooklyn Flea… Will it be 80s nostalgia or speakeasy chic? The team that makes the most net profit goes home $5,000 richer. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market addict and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Aug 5
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Is Gaudy Good?

Style hunters Nancy and Julie take on best friends Vanessa and Arthur, who describe their style as Gaudy Fabulous. Each team is given a $500 budget to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. The teams shop for design projects that feature home entertaining, stylish seating and a pop of color. Then both teams head to the workshop to transform their finds. Next stop is New York's Brooklyn Flea, where the teams must try to sell their wares but will buyers agree that gaudy is good? Hosted by Designer/Flea Market shopper and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Aug 5
9am | 8c

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