Flea Market Flip Tips

See All Videos

Flea Market Flip Quiz

Can you guess how much these flips went for at the flea market?

Test Your Bargain-Shopper IQ

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!
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.

Sunday
Apr 26
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 2

Flea Market Flip: Super Flippers to the Rescue!

Designing friends, Dani and Mo (aka the Wonder Twins), put their heroic flipping powers to the test against the Dynamic Duo of James and Delilah. Armed with their powers of creativity and $500, the teams race down the aisles of the Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York. They have just one hour to source three design projects from their Flip List: A Touch of Glass, Stealthy Storage, and A Rescue Mission Project. Next, Dani and Mo bring their 'Wonder Twin' powers to the workshop to rescue a coffee table, while James and Delilah have a mission to transform milk bottles and a wine crate into stealthy storage. Which team will be unstoppable when it comes time to flip at Long Island City Flea? It will be up to the customers, because whichever team makes the biggest profit will fly into the sunset with $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Superhero and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Saturday
Jun 6
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Flea Market Flip: Super Flippers to the Rescue!

Designing friends, Dani and Mo (aka the Wonder Twins), put their heroic flipping powers to the test against the Dynamic Duo of James and Delilah. Armed with their powers of creativity and $500, the teams race down the aisles of the Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York. They have just one hour to source three design projects from their Flip List: A Touch of Glass, Stealthy Storage, and A Rescue Mission Project. Next, Dani and Mo bring their 'Wonder Twin' powers to the workshop to rescue a coffee table, while James and Delilah have a mission to transform milk bottles and a wine crate into stealthy storage. Which team will be unstoppable when it comes time to flip at Long Island City Flea? It will be up to the customers, because whichever team makes the biggest profit will fly into the sunset with $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Superhero and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jul 17
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 7

Battle of the British Empire - Brits vs. Kiwis.

It's a British Invasion on Flea Market Flip. English couple, Tony and Suzanne are throwing down for the Flipping crown against Team New Zealand, Andrew and Kelly. The battle begins at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York. Each team has a budget of $500 and one hour to find the items from their Flip List: World Design, Reclaimed Modern, and Mash Up Design. There's no time for tea, as the teams take their flea market finds into the workshop where they have just one day to complete their transformations. Tony and Suzanne keep calm and carry on as they restore a vintage radio while Andrew and Kelly give their dining set some Kiwi flair by adding traditional Maori accents. It will all come down to the 'bloody profit' when the teams sell their rehabbed projects at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. The team that makes the most profit will take home $5000 and the Flipping Crown. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Royalty and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jan 15
8am | 7c
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
Jan 15
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 1

Rockers vs. Besties

Married rockers Nic and Carla turn it up to 11 when they take on bargain-hunting best buds Adam and Wade. The face-off begins as the teams race through the aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With $500 in their pockets, the teams have just one hour to find the projects on their Flip List: Radical Reimagine, Fabric Remix and Geometric Design. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Will they make enough profit at Long Island City Flea to win the $5,000?

Tuesday
Jun 21
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 11

It's a Frenemy Face-off when two teams of friends flip for the win!

It's a Frenemy Face-off, when professional flippers, Ryan and Nina go head-to-head with their best friends, Jared and Rae. With $500 in hand and one hour to shop, the teams break out of the friend zone as they search the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts for items from their Flip List: Fabric Project, House Party, and Smart Storage. The pressure is on in the workshop, when Lara reveals that the teams spent the same amount of money at Brimfield. Ryan and Nina get to work deconstructing a wingback chair, while keeping an eye on their frenemies. Meanwhile Jared and Rae reinvent a vintage chest. Next, it's time to take their transformed pieces to the Long Island City Flea's Winter Market. At the end of the day, Will these couples be friends or frenemies? Because whichever team makes the most profit will pocket $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Sep 9
11am | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 11
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 12

Are You Ready for Man Chic?

Designing dudes Ruan and Keith are feeling confident as they take on fashionable flippers Shauna and Shauna. The teams hit the ground running at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where they each have $500 and just one hour to complete projects from our Flip List: Minimalist Design, Farmhouse Chic and a High-Gloss Project. Next, the teams bring their flipping plans to the workshop where they have just one day to transform their items. Will 'The Shaunas'' one-of-a-kind creations or Ruan and Keith's 'man-chic' pieces connect better with customers when the teams head off to sell at Grand Bazaar NYC? In the end, the team that makes the most profit wins $5,000.

Friday
Oct 21
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 7, Episode 5

Flip to be tied

Wild and crazy husband and wife team, Victor and Danielle go up against DIY sweethearts, Tamiko and Orlando. The teams throw down at 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: Compact Design, Textile Project, and Ergonomic Design. With projects in hand, the teams head to the Workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces.

Sunday
Mar 26
9am | 8c
Season 7, Episode 7

Youth Vs. Experience

Friday
Apr 21
10am | 9c
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.

Sunday
Jul 30
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Flipping From Drab to Fab

A duo of accomplished flippers face off against a team of stylish friends to see whose flip project is tops. The contestants compete in challenges including Durable Design, a Workspace Project and Drab to Fab. The teams crank out an assortment of next-level projects from flipping a trunk into a mobile workstation to turning an antique washbasin into an elegant hall tree. The projects are impressive, but which team will walk away with the prize?

Sunday
Jul 30
1pm | 12c
Season 8, Episode 5

Battle of the Broadway Stars

It's the battle of Broadway as four renowned musical performers hit the ground running at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where they have one hour and $500 to find three projects from the Flip List. With their purchases from the flea market in hand, the teams two-step their way to the Workshop where they have one day to transform their finds into three items that reflect a Period Piece, Spotlight on Design and Improvised Design. Next, the teams head off-Broadway to New York City's Green Flea, where they will set the stage to sell their reimagined pieces. Before the final curtain falls, both teams hope to bring in the big bucks, because the team that makes the most profit wins Broadway bragging rights and gets $5,000 donated in their names to Broadway Cares, Equity Fights Aids.

Friday
Aug 18
8am | 7c
Season 8, Episode 6

Rainy Day Flipping

Rain won't slow down confident husband-and-wife team, Adrienne and Anthony, as they take on father-daughter duo, Jeff and Alex. The teams are armed with umbrellas, $500, and only one hour to take Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, by storm. They race to find projects from the Flip List, then head into the workshop where they have one day to complete their transformations. Jeff and Alex plan to transform a wooden card catalogue into a side table, while Adrienne and Anthony put the pedal to the metal as they repurpose motorcycle fenders into a new coffee table. Both teams hope their transformed items connect with buyers at Long Island City Flea, because whoever makes the most profit takes home $5000.

Friday
Aug 18
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 8, Episode 7

Everyone's a Twinner!

Identical twins Kathleen and Casey are 'in it to twin it' as they go up against brothers-in-law Alec and Ante. The feud between the teams kicks off at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. With just $500 and one hour to shop, the teams hunt for projects from the Flip List, then it's off to the workshop where the teams have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Kathleen and Casey plan to double their fun by giving a vanity table a stylish upgrade, while Alec and Ante plan to bring some industrial light fixtures back to life. When it's all said and done, it's time to put their projects to the test with buyers at Long Island City Flea. The teams hope their customers aren't seeing double, because whoever makes the most profit goes home with $5000.

Friday
Aug 18
9am | 8c
Season 8, Episode 8

Kings vs. Queens

Brothers Jay and Andrew, who call themselves 'The Kings of Winning,' plan to reign over roomies and self-proclaimed 'Queens of Winning,' Ashley and Larissa. The battle begins at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find treasures to complete the Vignette Challenge. With their purchases in hand, the teams have one day to give their pieces the royal treatment in the workshop. Jay and Andrew hope to reign supreme with their Rustic Industrial Vignette pieces, while Ashley and Larissa think they'll claim the flipping throne with their Boho Chic line-up. The teams put their Vignettes to the test at New York's Long Island City Flea, where the stakes are high, because whichever team makes the most profit takes home $5,000 and the flipping crown.

Friday
Aug 18
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 9, Episode 1

Mama Knows Chairs

Fierce mother and son team, Angie and Dane, square off against competitive mother and daughter, Karen and Adar. The teams storm the aisles of the Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York with $500 in their pockets and one hour to find items on the Flip List: Mod Makeover, Small Space Living and Wabi Sabi. The two teams show off their flipping skills in the workshop transforming everything from ironing boards into a one-of-a-kind bar to industrial sifters into end tables. The teams head to New York's Long Island City Flea to battle it out for customers, because whichever mother-child team rakes in the most cash takes home $5000.

Friday
Aug 18
10am | 9c
Season 10, Episode 3

The Legend of Rotty Cabinet

A pair of salvage-happy sisters face off against a couple of flipping buddies for a chance to win $5,000. The teams hit the flea market to find items to transform from the Flip List including an Industrial Elegance project, High Impact and Dual Design. After a day in their workshops, the teams emerge with stylish pieces like a wooden cabinet converted into a mobile workstation and a rustic workbench repurposed as a unique bar cart. Whoever's items bring in the most money at New York's Long Island City Flea goes home with the prize.

Friday
Aug 18
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 10, Episode 4

Coffee is for Closers

Fab friends take on a pair of dating designers in a challenge for ultimate flea market supremacy and $5,000. Armed with $500, the teams have one hour to shop for items to complete projects from the Flip List including Chic Storage, Style Merge and Mod Makeover. The teams get one day to flip their items and emerge with some fabulous designs including a dresser turned into an entertainment center and a wooden file cabinet turned into a coffee table. The winner will be decided by who profits the most when they take their flips to market.

Friday
Aug 18
11am | 10c
Season 10, Episode 6

Ugly Ducklings Into Swans

A couple of spicy sisters are ready to throw down against a pair of married flippers for a chance to win $5,000. The battle begins when each team is given $500 and one hour to shop at a flea market for items from the Flip List including Art Deco, Drab to Fab and 2-for-1 Design. The unique creations include a mechanic's cabinet transformed into a multi-functional piece for the home and a Navy footlocker turned into a lift-top coffee table. The two teams then present their items at New York's Long Island City Flea and whoever makes the most profit goes home with the prize.

Friday
Aug 18
11:30am | 10:30c
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
Aug 27
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 11

It's a Frenemy Face-off when two teams of friends flip for the win!

It's a Frenemy Face-off, when professional flippers, Ryan and Nina go head-to-head with their best friends, Jared and Rae. With $500 in hand and one hour to shop, the teams break out of the friend zone as they search the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts for items from their Flip List: Fabric Project, House Party, and Smart Storage. The pressure is on in the workshop, when Lara reveals that the teams spent the same amount of money at Brimfield. Ryan and Nina get to work deconstructing a wingback chair, while keeping an eye on their frenemies. Meanwhile Jared and Rae reinvent a vintage chest. Next, it's time to take their transformed pieces to the Long Island City Flea's Winter Market. At the end of the day, Will these couples be friends or frenemies? Because whichever team makes the most profit will pocket $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Aug 27
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Aug 27
8am | 7c
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
Aug 27
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 14

Passionate Pickers Go Up Against Fashionable Flippers

Passionate pickers Melody and Patty are putting their flipping skills to the test against fashionable friends, Dana and Jarmaz. First stop is the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market where the teams have $500 and one hour to find the best bargains they can. Their Flip List includes: Great Pieces, Mod Makeover, and Pairs Of Chairs. Next, it's time to get fixing in the workshop. Melody and Patty reimagine an antique headboard into a classic bench. But Dana and Jarmaz run into serious trouble when they try to reupholster their weather-beaten banquette and they find way more then they bargained for.

Sunday
Aug 27
9am | 8c

You Might Also Like...

See All Shows

Fixer Upper

Tuesdays 9|8c

Rehab Addict

Consult Program Guide

Elbow Room

Consult Program Guide