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 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
Apr 21
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 12, Episode 1

Go Bold or Go Home!

Design partners Denise and Tanya go up against married reimaginers Stephanie and Josh. The two teams have $500 and one hour to shop the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, for items on their Flip List that includes: Elegant Industrial, a Mixed Materials project and Smart Storage. The teams have just one day in the workshop to complete their transformations before returning to the flea market to sell their fixed-up finds for the biggest profit.

Sunday
Apr 21
6pm | 5c
Season 12, Episode 2

A Hair-Raising Flip

High school art teachers Denise and Katie take on married flippers Kelly and Stephen at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. They each have $500 and one hour to find items from their Flip List, which includes: Style Merge, Paint-Over Makeover and a Rustic Revival project. The teams have one day in the workshop to complete their projects before returning to the market to sell their fixed-up finds for the biggest profit.

Sunday
Apr 21
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Sunday
Apr 21
7pm | 6c
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
Apr 21
7:30pm | 6:30c
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
Apr 21
8pm | 7c
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
Apr 21
8:30pm | 7:30c
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
Apr 21
9pm | 8c
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
Apr 21
9:30pm | 8:30c
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
Apr 22
12am | 11c
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
Apr 22
12:30am | 11:30c
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
Apr 22
1am | 12c
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
Apr 22
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 8, Episode 1

The Chicken Coop Showdown

Sweet-talking duo Samantha and Nyesha square off against childhood best friends Lindsey and Frank at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York. With $500 in their pockets, the teams have just one hour to find the projects from our Flip List: Balanced Design, Chic Storage and Funk-tional. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have one day to transform their finds into profitable pieces. Nyesha and Samantha bring their Afro-centric style to the workshop but Lindsey and Frank are confident their pieces will catch more buyers' eyes. Which team's designs will make the most profit and send them home with the $5,000 prize?

Friday
Apr 26
6pm | 5c
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
Apr 26
6:30pm | 5:30c
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
Apr 26
7pm | 6c
Season 8, Episode 4

The Flea Market Blues

Sassy shoppers Candy and Courtney are fired up to compete against harmonica-wielding duo Joe and Bob. The competition hits a high note as these teams race down the aisles of Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York. They'll have $500 and only one hour to find three items from our Flip List: Twisted Traditional, a Workspace Project and One-of-a-Kind Design. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have just one day to flip their projects into pitch-perfect pieces. From Joe and Bob's boomerang table turned bistro set to Courtney and Candy's retro radio cabinet turned glam bar, which team's pieces will be in harmony with buyers when it's time to sell at Long Island City Flea? Whichever team makes the most profit will drive home with $5,000 and the loser will be left to sing the blues.

Friday
Apr 26
7:30pm | 6:30c
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
Apr 26
8pm | 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
Apr 26
8:30pm | 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
Apr 26
9pm | 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
Apr 26
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 9

For Better or For Worse

It's a domestic showdown as confident husbands Jason and Graham take on their competitive wives Jennifer and Melanie. The hunt begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to shop for items from our Flip List: His and Hers, Industrial Chic and Contrast Design. Next, it's time to transform their items in the workshop where the husbands work with pieces like a copper bucket, while the wives flip items like a marquee sign. Team Husband and Team Wife hope buyers at New York City's Green Flea side with them, because whoever makes the most profit goes home with $5,000 and proof that they are "the better half".

Friday
Apr 26
10pm | 9c
Season 8, Episode 10

Flip Like Your Mama

Flipping mother-son duo Jill and Mark go head-to-head against one of her high school buddies and her son, Lee and Max. The battle begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find three projects from the Flip List: Heirloom Upgrade, Small Space Design and Modern Moroccan. Next, it's time to transform their finds at the workshop in just one day. Jill and Mark work with items like metal lampshade frames, while Lee and Max set out to transform pieces like a wooden sugar mold. The mother-son adventure continues at Grand Bazaar NYC, where the teams hope to reel in as much money as they can for their transformed pieces, and whoever makes the biggest profit walks away with $5,000.

Friday
Apr 26
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 11

Zen and The Art of Flipping

Stylish sisters Cristal and Monique compete against experienced flippers Susan and Ericka to complete three unique projects from the Flip List. The competition starts when teams are given one hour to shop at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, MA, and intensifies in the workshop where they have one day to flip their items into pieces that represent Rags to Riches, Simply Zen and Unconventional Dining. They finish by selling their completed pieces at Grand Bazaar NYC, but which team will walk away with the most profit?

Friday
Apr 26
11pm | 10c
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
Apr 26
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Saturday
Apr 27
12am | 11c

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