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Vintage Kitchen Buffet

A secondhand cabinet from Craigslist stands in as a stylish and budget-savvy island.

The wood in this buffet was in good condition, so H&H style editor Michael Penney made the uncharacteristic decision not to gunk it up with paint. The pegboard — an homage to Julia Child's kitchen — offers valuable storage space.

Get more small space solutions in our photo gallery. Also, see more photos of Michael's former apartment and a tour in our gallery and video. Plus, see tours of his new house, too!

  • Photographer: Angus Fergusson
  • Source: House & Home June 2009 issue
  • Products: Pegboard, hooks, The Home Depot; basket, Absolutely North.
  • Designer: Michael Penney

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