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 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 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.

Sunday
Mar 8
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Bilingual Beauties vs. Flip-sters.

Professional flip-sters, Jen and Kyle go head-to-head with bilingual beauties, Lindsay and Marizol...they might speak Spanish and Creole, but their first language is bargaining. The teams start their day at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where they each have $500 and just one hour to find items from the Flip List: Rustic Design, Modular Design, and Textile. From there, it's off to the workshop, where they'll have one day to show off their skills and turn their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Lindsay and Marizol transform a dresser into a chair with French inspired upholstery. But will their pieces have enough je ne sais quoi when it comes time to sell? Hopefully so, because the team that makes the most profit at New York's Long Island City Flea will pocket $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Apr 12
12pm | 11c
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.

Friday
May 1
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Saturday
May 23
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 5

City vs. Country

City slickers Jill and James are ready for anything, including taking on sassy country girls, Karla and Michelle. The competition starts when the teams gets $500 and one hour to find diamonds in the rough at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York. They race to find projects from the Flip List: A Fabric Project, Color Design, and A Remix Project. Next, it's time for the teams to head to the workshop, where they have one day to transform their pieces. Jill and James bring their funky fresh city style to transform an industrial locker into a hanging bar, while Karla and Michelle use vintage yardsticks to add texture to a metal cart. But will the teams get everything done in time to sell at Long Island City Flea?

Friday
Jul 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
Aug 9
11am | 10c
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.

Sunday
Sep 20
11am | 10c
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.

Saturday
Dec 12
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Jan 15
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Thursday
Mar 24
8am | 7c
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 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.

Sunday
Jul 3
7am | 6c
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
Aug 28
7am | 6c
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
Aug 28
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Aug 28
8am | 7c
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
Aug 28
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Aug 28
9am | 8c
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
Aug 28
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Sunday
Aug 28
10am | 9c
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 28
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Sunday
Aug 28
11am | 10c
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.

Sunday
Aug 28
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 10

Flipping Bingo

Pat and Lisa are fierce friends who are ready to take on creative couple Russell and Marc. The game begins at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have a $500 budget and only one hour to shop. They hunt for unique pieces to transform into three projects from the Flip List: Hip to be Square, Mixed Mediums, and Inspired-by-Design. It's all fun and games as the teams head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Whichever team makes the most profit walks away with $5,000.

Sunday
Aug 28
12pm | 11c
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 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.

Saturday
Sep 3
7am | 6c

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