Flip Tip: Picture Frames

Lara Spencer shares tips on reframing artwork using flea market frames.
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On Set With Lara Spencer

Our friends at DIY Network spent the day thrifting with Lara at The Elephant's Trunk Flea Market. 

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Lara Spencer

Lara Spencer is co-host of Good Morning AmericaNew York Times bestselling author of I Brake for Yard Sales and Flea Market Fabulous and the creator, executive producer and host of Flea Market Flip. 

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About The Show

Flea markets are filled with hidden treasures, you just have to know where to look. In Flea Market Flip, two teams go head to head to see who can make the most money transforming unexpected diamonds in the rough into high dollar gems. Each team is given $500 along with a list of items they need to find and buy in one hour. Then they are given one day to transform and one day to sell their refurbished items. The team that makes the most net profit wins $5,000.
Season 12, Episode 11

Rainy Day Specials

Two teams of married flippers put their skills to the test for $5,000. The competition starts at the flea market where each team gets $500 and one hour to find three projects on their flip list, which includes Vintage Modern, Re-Wrapped Project, and Formerly Al Fresco. Then, the teams take their purchases into the workshop where they create pieces including a side table made from a plywood suitcase and a dining table from a barn door. The teams head back to the flea market to sell their fixed-up finds, and the team that makes the bigger profit wins $5,000.

Sunday
Jul 25
11am | 10c
Season 12, Episode 12

Bring on the Bling!

Two teams that pride themselves on their glitz and glam do battle for the $5,000 prize. The competition begins at the flea market, where each team has $500 and only one hour to find three projects from their flip list, which includes Polished Imperfection, Dual Design and East Meets Modern. The teams then head into the workshop where they create totally unique pieces, from a coffee table made from an old metal floor grate to a reading nook born from an old dresser. The teams head back to the flea market, where the team that makes the bigger profit walks away with $5,000.

Sunday
Jul 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 12, Episode 13

Design School Smackdown!

Two teams of design students from Brooklyn's Pratt Institute School of Design do battle to be the head of the flipping class. The competition kicks off at the flea market, where each team gets a budget of $500 and one hour to find three projects from the flip list, which includes Redefined Design, One-For-Two and Art Deco. The designers head into the workshop to create one-of-a-kind pieces, from a typeset drawer turned into a pair of end tables to a vintage ironing board transformed into a console table. The two teams then return to the flea market where the one that makes the bigger profit wins the $5,000 prize.

Sunday
Jul 25
12pm | 11c
Season 12, Episode 14

Law Men and Their Ladies

Two police officers partner up with the ladies in their lives to go head-to-head for $5,000. At the flea market, each team gets $500 and one hour to track down some bargains for the three projects on their flip list of Modern Farmhouse, Bad to Rad and 50/50. They head into the workshop to create some arresting designs ranging from a hanging bar made out of a wooden gun case to a chicken crate turned into a coffee table. Back at the flea market, the team that makes the biggest profit flees the scene with $5,000.

Sunday
Jul 25
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Sunday
Jul 25
1pm | 12c
Season 9, Episode 2

Drumming Up Some Flips

Married flippers Loretta and Jason are ready to get their hands dirty against skilled pickers Janice and her daughter Kellie. The competition heats up at the Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York, where the teams each have $500 and just one hour to find three projects to transform from the Flip List: Sustainable Design, Mix and Mash and Unconventional Dining. The two teams march to the beat of their own drums in the workshop as they transform unique finds into functional pieces in just one day. The real test begins when they march down to New York's Long Island City Flea, where each team hopes to make as much money as they can to reap the biggest profit of $5,000.

Sunday
Jul 25
1:30pm | 12:30c
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Sunday
Jul 25
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 4

Flipping is For Turkeys

A pair of crafty cousins are fired up to compete against a DIY-savvy couple in a flipping competition with challenges in Elegant Industrial, Simply Zen and Pattern Play. The teams hit their workshops to produce incredible transformations, including turkey feeder cages converted into light fixtures and a wooden seat and crate merged together to form a compact desk set. The flips are impressive, but only one team will profit most at the market and walk away with the prize.

Sunday
Jul 25
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 9, Episode 5

Eclectico vs. Industrio

A pair of seasoned flippers dubbed "Team Eclectico" takes on a resourceful designing duo to see who can come up with the perfect flip. The teams take their flea market finds and hit their workshops to crank out a unique vignette -- three pieces that celebrate a specific and complimentary design style. The finished pieces, including four vintage muffin tins-turned coffee table and an industrial-style floor lamp made from a metal sieve and oil can, are brought to market to see whose project brings in the most profit.

Sunday
Jul 25
3pm | 2c
Season 9, Episode 6

An Egg-cellent Flip

An engaged couple with a passion for flipping takes on a pair of stylish soulmates to see who can flip their flea market finds for the most profit. The teams spend a day in their workshops cranking out assignments in Balanced Design, Twisted Traditional and an Entertainment Project. The finished products, including a unique floor lamp made from a standing birdcage and a pair of side tables made from wooden egg crates, are brought to market where the team with the highest return will walk away with the prize.

Sunday
Jul 25
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 9, Episode 7

Fired Up Tiny Tornadoes

A pair of flipping firemen are ready to take down a fiery duo known as the "Tiny Tornadoes" in a competition to see whose flipping skills rake in the most profit. The teams must get creative with their flea market finds after receiving assignments in Contrast Design, Chic Storage and a Metallics Project. After a day of working, the teams emerge with fantastic products including a balcony bar made from a metal washtub and a chic shelving set made from a wooden ladder. The heat is on when they present their items at market but only one team will come out on top and take the prize.

Sunday
Jul 25
4pm | 3c
Season 9, Episode 8

Don't Mess with Texas

Two New Yorkers face off against a Texas duo in a contest to see who can attract more customers with their unique flips. The teams are tasked with projects in Mid-Century Design, Sets and Pairs, and Color Mode so they hit the workshop to see what they can do with their flea market finds. Will the New Yorkers take the win with their antique glass wine cask converted into a light fixture? Or will the team from Texas take home the prize with their one-of-a-kind bar made from vintage suitcases?

Sunday
Jul 25
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 9

Lucky Flipping Pennies

Crafty couple Dana and Mike go up against a pair of fearless friends, Kristin and Michele, to complete three challenges from the Flip List. The teams duke it out at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where they have $500 and one hour to shop for items, including a vintage lamp, a metal cart and a washboard. Then the teams head to their workshops to transform their finds and present their flips at New York's Long Island City Flea, where they hope their pieces will connect with buyers and bring in the cash.

Sunday
Jul 25
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 10

Granny Chic

Designing duo Cris and Val face off against confident DIYers Matt and Niki. The game begins at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find treasures from the Flip List: Boho Modern, Sets and Pairs, and a Re-Imagine project. Next, they head to the workshop to fix up and transform their items. Cris and Val try to make 'Grandma Chic' all the rage, while Matt and Niki hope for smooth sailing. The teams then head to New York's Long Island City Flea to find their customers and hopefully collect the biggest profit.

Sunday
Jul 25
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 9, Episode 11

Too Hot to Flip?

Married flippers Jon and Carol face off against flipping friends Bethany and David. Each team has $500 and just one hour to shop in the heat at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, for items on the Flip List: Reclaimed Modern, Mix and Mash, and Old to Bold. The teams head to the workshop to transform their pieces, including an old wine press and a vintage ironing board. Finally, it's anybody's game as the teams head to New York Long Island City Flea, where whoever makes the most profit will take home $5,000.

Sunday
Jul 25
6pm | 5c
Season 9, Episode 12

Hollywood Regency Battle

A pair of sisters-in-law takes on a married flipping team to complete three next-level projects. The workshops are busy as the two teams work on assignments in Restoration Remix, Vivid Design and Hollywood Regency. The sisters-in-law bring out some stylish transformations that include a contemporary upgrade to a pair of armchairs and a golden age improvement on a set of end tables. Their opponents hit back with flashy pieces of their own including a glitz and glam folding table and a Hollywood Regency bar made from a wooden toolbox. The teams fight to make the most profit but only one will win the prize!

Sunday
Jul 25
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 9, Episode 13

Nothing But Net Profit

Two college buddies are ready to throw down against a duo of fired-up best friends known as the Workshop Warriors to see who can create the most profitable flip. The teams take their flea market finds to the workshop inspired by their three assignments -- Geometric Design, Less is More and Rehab Design. The results of their hard work include an elegant console made from a vintage wooden toolbox and a mail sorter reimagined as a storage bench. The creations are stellar, but which team will make the most profit and go home with the prize?

Sunday
Jul 25
7pm | 6c
Season 9, Episode 14

Table Flippers

A newlywed flipping team takes on a pair of artistic friends in a battle for flea market supremacy. The journey begins at the market where the teams shop for items to help them complete three projects -- Compact Design, East Meets West and Metal Works. After hitting the workshop, the newlyweds emerge with innovative designs including a coffee table made by combining a washbasin with an iron gear and a glass door reimagined as a coffee table. The artists counter the efforts of their opponents with an upcycled rustic metal wheel and an Asian-inspired table made from a window. Which team will take home the prize?

Sunday
Jul 25
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 13

The Lovers' Quarrel

Creative couple Jennifer and Tom go head-to-head with lovebirds Gina and Tony to complete three challenges from the Flip List. The teams start out at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, MA, to pick out items for their flip, including an antique ice box and a butcher block. Both teams head to their workshops for a day and present their flips at New York's Long Island City Flea and Food to see who can rake in the most cash.

Sunday
Jul 25
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 14

Celebrity Flip-Off

Comedian Ali Wentworth teams up with DIY expert Katie Brown to take on actresses Isabel Gillies and Clea Lewis in a battle for the best flip! Each team scours the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, MA, for items fit for flipping like trophy figurines and rusty medicine cabinets. The teams take these items to their workshops for a day and emerge with flips they hope will turn into big profits at Grand Bazaar NYC.

Sunday
Jul 25
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 10, Episode 1

Straight Outta Boston

A pair of stylish ladies from Boston take on a team of competitive upcyclers for $5,000. The teams fight it out at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, and at New York's Long Island City Flea.

Sunday
Jul 25
9pm | 8c
Season 10, Episode 2

The 50/50 Flip

A duo of dating designers goes up against a creative couple in a furniture flip for $5,000. The feud kicks off at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, and winds down at New York's Long Island City Flea.

Sunday
Jul 25
9:30pm | 8:30c
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.

Sunday
Jul 25
10pm | 9c
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.

Sunday
Jul 25
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 10, Episode 5

How Handy is Mandi?

"Handy Mandi" and her Aunt Sandy are ready to take on Tyson and Heather, a flipping couple with a military background, in the ultimate flea market battle. The teams have $500 and one hour to shop for items from the Flip List, which includes Smart Design and Vintage Remix. In the workshop, Mandi and Sandy want to convert a 1950s television set into a bar and combine barstools with a mirror to create a vanity. Meanwhile, Tyson and Heather turn a pair of crates into a wine bar and use a wooden box and a chair to create a desk. Each team hopes to flip their projects for big profits at the flea market to claim the $5,000 prize.

Sunday
Jul 25
11pm | 10c

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