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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Meet the Host

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 4

Game, Flip, Match!

Engaged flippers Caitlyn and Kevin might be the perfect match, but do they have what it takes to beat interior designer friends Jill and Kate? Lara Spencer gives the teams their Flip List, which includes Color Mash-Up, Twisted Traditional and Design To Dine. In the workshop, Jill and Kate create a dining set out of a Leg-O-Matic table and chairs and add a colorful twist to a pair of bamboo side tables. Meanwhile, Caitlyn and Kevin use some wooden crates and industrial metal legs to form a kitchen island and create a console out of a card catalog. The team that makes the most net profit selling their flips at the flea market wins $5,000.

Sunday
Oct 13
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 12, Episode 5

Family Twin Face-Off

Two pairs of twins from the same family battle it out in a furniture flip for $5000. The competition starts at the flea market where each set of twins gets a budget of $500, and only one hour to find the three projects on their flip list, which includes Modern Metal, Heirloom Upgrade and Mix & Match. Then the twins hit the workshop where they create unique pieces, including a coffee table made out of an tabletop hockey game and a wine table converted into a kitchen cart. The pair that makes the biggest profit off their flips wins the $5000 prize.

Sunday
Oct 13
9pm | 8c
Season 12, Episode 6

The Hip Habitat Flip

Two teams representing Habitat for Humanity go head-to-head to win $5,000. Lara Spencer gives them $500 and one hour to find three cohesive pieces to create a "Hip Habitat" living space vignette. Then they go to the workshop, where they create stylish pieces like seating made from a Pilates machine and an antique carriage bench. The team that makes the biggest profit selling their flips at the flea market wins.

Sunday
Oct 13
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 12, Episode 7

Making the Flipping Grade

Two teams of teachers set out to prove they've got the "3 R's" of flipping down: rescuing, recycling and reinventing. Under the watchful eye of Lara Spencer, the teams first shop for three projects on their Flip List of Flawed to Flawless, Modern Workspace and Crate Expectations. Then they hit the workshop where they create one-of-a-kind pieces, like a coffee table made out of an antique rope bed and a modernized desk made from a workbench. The teams try to sell their flips for top dollar and take home the $5,000 prize.

Sunday
Oct 13
10pm | 9c
Season 12, Episode 8

Mama Got Swag?

A mother-son duo takes on a pair of flipping friends at the flea market where they each have $500 and one hour to find flip-list projects that include Rustic to Refined, Deconstruct Reconstruct and Pop of Color. The teams spend one day in the workshop reimagining their pieces before heading back to the flea market to outsell their competitors in hopes of walking away with the $5,000 prize.

Sunday
Oct 13
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 12, Episode 9

Funky Family Flip

A father and daughter team up to face her uncle and sister at the flea market, where each team gets $500 and one hour to find flip-list items that include Funk-tional, 21st Century Design and Create a Pair. The teams have one day in the workshop to create some one-of-a-kind peices that they then try to sell at the flea market to make the most profit and walk away with $5,000.

Sunday
Oct 13
11pm | 10c
Season 12, Episode 3

All in the Flipping Family

A father-daughter tandem of self-proclaimed dumpster divers battle against a mother-daughter flipping duo in a battle for flea market supremacy. The competition starts at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in Milford, CT, where each team has a budget of $500 and a time limit of one hour to find three projects on their flip list that includes Mint Condition, Balanced Electric and Vintage Hardware. The teams hit the workshop where they create unique items from a gossip bench made from a dresser to a vanity spruced up with old hardware. The teams then head to New York's Hell's Kitchen Flea Market where the team who makes the biggest profit will go home with the $5,000 profit.

Monday
Oct 14
12am | 11c
Season 12, Episode 4

Game, Flip, Match!

Engaged flippers Caitlyn and Kevin might be the perfect match, but do they have what it takes to beat interior designer friends Jill and Kate? Lara Spencer gives the teams their Flip List, which includes Color Mash-Up, Twisted Traditional and Design To Dine. In the workshop, Jill and Kate create a dining set out of a Leg-O-Matic table and chairs and add a colorful twist to a pair of bamboo side tables. Meanwhile, Caitlyn and Kevin use some wooden crates and industrial metal legs to form a kitchen island and create a console out of a card catalog. The team that makes the most net profit selling their flips at the flea market wins $5,000.

Monday
Oct 14
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 12, Episode 5

Family Twin Face-Off

Two pairs of twins from the same family battle it out in a furniture flip for $5000. The competition starts at the flea market where each set of twins gets a budget of $500, and only one hour to find the three projects on their flip list, which includes Modern Metal, Heirloom Upgrade and Mix & Match. Then the twins hit the workshop where they create unique pieces, including a coffee table made out of an tabletop hockey game and a wine table converted into a kitchen cart. The pair that makes the biggest profit off their flips wins the $5000 prize.

Monday
Oct 14
1am | 12c
Season 12, Episode 6

The Hip Habitat Flip

Two teams representing Habitat for Humanity go head-to-head to win $5,000. Lara Spencer gives them $500 and one hour to find three cohesive pieces to create a "Hip Habitat" living space vignette. Then they go to the workshop, where they create stylish pieces like seating made from a Pilates machine and an antique carriage bench. The team that makes the biggest profit selling their flips at the flea market wins.

Monday
Oct 14
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 12, Episode 7

Making the Flipping Grade

Two teams of teachers set out to prove they've got the "3 R's" of flipping down: rescuing, recycling and reinventing. Under the watchful eye of Lara Spencer, the teams first shop for three projects on their Flip List of Flawed to Flawless, Modern Workspace and Crate Expectations. Then they hit the workshop where they create one-of-a-kind pieces, like a coffee table made out of an antique rope bed and a modernized desk made from a workbench. The teams try to sell their flips for top dollar and take home the $5,000 prize.

Monday
Oct 14
2am | 1c
Season 12, Episode 8

Mama Got Swag?

A mother-son duo takes on a pair of flipping friends at the flea market where they each have $500 and one hour to find flip-list projects that include Rustic to Refined, Deconstruct Reconstruct and Pop of Color. The teams spend one day in the workshop reimagining their pieces before heading back to the flea market to outsell their competitors in hopes of walking away with the $5,000 prize.

Monday
Oct 14
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 12, Episode 9

Funky Family Flip

A father and daughter team up to face her uncle and sister at the flea market, where each team gets $500 and one hour to find flip-list items that include Funk-tional, 21st Century Design and Create a Pair. The teams have one day in the workshop to create some one-of-a-kind peices that they then try to sell at the flea market to make the most profit and walk away with $5,000.

Monday
Oct 14
3am | 2c
Season 8, Episode 2

For the Love of Flipping

Lovebird flippers Marco and Ali are ready to get their hands dirty against honey-do flippers Cara and Mike. The competition heats up at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York. The teams each have $500 and just one hour to find three projects to transform from our Flip List: Elegant Industrial, Built-In Design, and a Mix-ology Project. Cara brings her love of faux fur to the workshop while Marco and Ali work to convert a few metal pieces. Which team's creations will catch buyers' eyes and net the most profit, sending them home with the $5,000 prize?

Friday
Oct 18
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 3

The Battle of the Islanders

Caribbean amigos Gabriel and Marco face off against Long Island artists Karen and Jennifer. The competition heats up as the teams search for treasures at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York. Each team gets $500 and just one hour to find three projects from our Flip List: Convertible Design, Rewrapped and Ombre Design. Back at the workshop, Gabriel and Marco get the fiesta started as they deconstruct a vanity into a pair of bright nightstands, and Karen and Jennifer transform a dated TV cabinet into a chic bar. The team that makes the most profit at the flea market will take home the $5,000 prize.

Friday
Oct 18
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 11, Episode 1

A Funky Good Flip!

A funky couple takes on a pair of dumpster darlings in a competition for $5,000. Both teams find their projects at the mammoth Brimfield Antique Show in central Massachusetts. Then they settle the flip once and for all at the Grand Bazaar NYC.

Friday
Oct 18
7pm | 6c
Season 11, Episode 2

Take Me to the River Table

Married upcyclers go up against a pair of best friends in a furniture flipping contest for $5,000. The competition starts at the Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts. Then the teams find out who can make the most profit at the Grand Bazaar NYC.

Friday
Oct 18
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 14, Episode 1

Star Time at the Flea

The stars come out at the flea market, as actor sisters Lorraine and Elizabeth Bracco take on network news anchor Amy Robach and her husband, former Melrose Place hunk Andrew Shue. The competition starts at the flea market, where both celeb teams get $500 and only one hour to find the three projects on their flip list: All That Glitters, Movie Star Modern and Newsworthy Design. They take their finds into the workshop to create one-of-kind pieces, including turning industrial pipe racks into a pair of side tables and reimagining a captain's desktop as an entryway piece. Back at the flea market, the team that makes the bigger profit takes home $5,000.

Friday
Oct 18
8pm | 7c
Season 14, Episode 2

Weather Warriors

The forecast calls for serious flipping as ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee and her husband, Ben Aaron, take on fellow ABC News meteorologist Rob Marciano and his friend, Melissa, for $5,000 and bragging rights. The competition kicks off at the flea market, where each team gets $500 and one hour to shop for three projects on their flip list: Weathered and Worn, Sustainable Design and Sky's the Limit. The teams create unique pieces in the workshop, using a mattress spring for a coffee table and transforming a cobbler's bench into a statement piece. Back to the flea market, the team that makes the bigger profit wins the $5,000 prize.

Friday
Oct 18
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 14, Episode 3

Flipping Funny!

Funnyman Gilbert Gottfried and his wife, Dara, face off against comedian Michelle Collins and her friend, Fiona, for $5,000 and bragging rights. At the flea market, each team gets $500 and one hour to find the three projects on their flip list: Twisted Traditional, Pop of Color and You've Gotta Be Kidding Me. In the workshop, they create some amazing pieces, including a coffee table from an industrial baking pan and a console table from wooden scaffolding. The team that makes the most at the flea market takes home $5,000.

Friday
Oct 18
9pm | 8c
Season 14, Episode 4

Battle of the Dealers

It's battle of the pros as married pickers Chris and Kristen take on fellow pro-pickers Gerry and Michelle for $5,000. The competition begins at the flea market, where each team gets $500 and one hour to find three projects on their flip list, which includes Mix and Mash, Upcycled Salvage and a Dealer's Choice project. In the workshop, the teams create one-of-a-kind pieces by transforming a chicken crate into a coffee table and giving a vintage record cabinet a colorful upgrade. The pros then head back to the flea market, where the team that makes the bigger profit takes home $5,000.

Friday
Oct 18
9:30pm | 8:30c
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.

Friday
Oct 18
10pm | 9c
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.

Friday
Oct 18
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Friday
Oct 18
11pm | 10c
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
Oct 18
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 14, Episode 1

Star Time at the Flea

The stars come out at the flea market, as actor sisters Lorraine and Elizabeth Bracco take on network news anchor Amy Robach and her husband, former Melrose Place hunk Andrew Shue. The competition starts at the flea market, where both celeb teams get $500 and only one hour to find the three projects on their flip list: All That Glitters, Movie Star Modern and Newsworthy Design. They take their finds into the workshop to create one-of-kind pieces, including turning industrial pipe racks into a pair of side tables and reimagining a captain's desktop as an entryway piece. Back at the flea market, the team that makes the bigger profit takes home $5,000.

Saturday
Oct 19
12am | 11c

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