The Prettiest Baker’s Rack

September 3, 2014

I was going to title this post How We Plan to Survive Living Without a Kitchen For Three Months but instead I shortened it to what it really is, the prettiest baker’s rack ever. We are starting on the kitchen remodel in the Nevada house in a few weeks (more details on that soon) which includes a total floor to ceiling demo so I came up with a solution for where to store our plates, bowls, and glassware so when we’re staying there we can eat and drink even while we are kitchenless until December.

I bought this Ceylon Baker’s Rack from Ballard Designs when it popped up on sale over the summer for two reasons 1) It was love at first sight: whitewash finish and fretwork doors! 2) It’s a versatile piece that will work anywhere, think bar in a living room, stylish display in a home office, storage in a breakfast nook, etc.

We will have a functioning refrigerator for the fall but no working appliances so we will be eating a lot of cereal and sushi and takeout while in town and paying visits down the street to my Mom and Dad’s house for hot meals. Right now the baker’s rack sits in the breakfast nook and I had some fun styling it in the space.

whitewashed bakers rack

ceylon whitewashed bakers rack


whitewash bakers rack side view

bottom doors

shelf styling bakers rack

dishes on shelf

styled bakers rack

whitewash bakers rack

ballard designs whitewash bakers rack

Many of the items shown I picked up on clearance so some aren’t available but for any pieces that still are, here are sources from top left: moroccan mosaic print / leafy seadragon watercolor / tea glasses / sushi rice bowls / glass candleholders / green rimmed glasses / utensil crock / bamboo silverware

I was lucky to snag the baker’s rack when it was on sale over the summer for $369 …

ceylon sale

… right now it’s not on sale but I often see 15% discount coupons pop up in magazines like House Beautiful. Also watch for Ballard’s periodic furniture sales if you receive their emails or catalog in the mail.

Good news though, Ballard Designs is giving away one of their Ceylon Baker’s Racks to one of you! The lucky winner can pick which finish they want either whitewash or the teak finish. Note this piece is for use indoors or outdoors so you can use it to style a porch or patio vignette with plants, dishes, etc.

ceylon whitewash teak

ballard ceylon bakers rack

Eligibility to win the Ceylon Baker’s Rack in your choice of finish:

1) Answer this question by leaving a comment on this blog post: Where would you use the Ceylon Baker’s Rack in your home?

One winner, US and Canada only. Giveaway ends Saturday September 6, 2014 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.   .

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Winner #708 Lisa notified via email.



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1,056 Responses to “The Prettiest Baker’s Rack”

  1. Katie Evans says:

    I love this! I think I would put it in my sitting area.

  2. Deb says:

    It would definitely go on my back covered porch!

  3. ingrid says:

    LOVE all things Ballard!
    This bakers rack is a versitile piece that would work perfectly in lots of different spaces in my home. I would use it on the stair landing for storing extra blankets. Snazzed up with some artwork, photos, books and a comfy chair nearby would make for a cozy reading nook to boot!

  4. Kathy says:

    I love how you styled your bakers rack. It is so pretty with the blues and greens, so calm and beachy! I could use the bakers rack in my sewing room to hold pretty fabrics and quilts or it would look nice in my great room styled with some books and baskets.

  5. Angela says:

    I love this! So many places it could go but I’d put it in the master bedroom. I’d use a combination of open storage and baskets to store blankets, sweaters, and such.

  6. Kathryn says:

    I would use it in my living room!!

  7. Joyce King says:

    I think I would probably use it in the living room for displaying knick knacks ! It’s gorgeous !

  8. Amy says:

    Oooh, so many options! Probably as a focal point in our loft area off the stairs… Especially because we could see it from upstairs and down!

  9. Ericka Agdish says:

    I would use it in my morning room!

  10. Linda says:

    In my kitchen which I am slowing working on remodeling.

  11. Kari says:

    So many options! I would put it in the covered breezeway between or house and garage. It could hold drinks, BBQ tools, it’s endless!

  12. Jackie says:

    It would look great on my screened in patio!

  13. Jean Malloy says:

    What a gorgeous piece! I would use it in my dining room to store serving pieces and seasonal decor items. It would be amazingly versatile, I think.

  14. Lauren says:

    Hmm, I could use it in my living room or yet-to-be-remodeled sun porch!

  15. Stephanie Roybal says:

    I would use it in my guest room to add some character and would put some useful items for my guests, as well as some pretties that would make it a more personal and appealing space.

  16. Marla says:

    This lovely would need to sit prominently on the wall between our kitchen and family room.

  17. Dede Reeder says:

    It is so cute! I would use it in the kitchen, dining room and living room. For parties in the summer I would even put it outside!!!

  18. Ronald Ash says:

    I would put it in my kitchen, it matches my table (teak finish).

  19. angie p says:

    love the whitewashed finish. I would use it in my master bedroom….it’s more versatile than the etageres I have been scoping out.

  20. Sharon Bolderson says:

    The white baker’s rack is absolutely gorgeous! If I won it I would put it in my bedroom or family room.

  21. kember Anderson says:

    Uffda, where wouldn’t I use this awesome piece! Love it! However in all honesty I would probably use it in my kitchen.

  22. April was in CT now CA says:

    This would be perfect in my dining room. So gorgeous!!

  23. Melissa R. says:

    Maybe in the living room! What a great piece and I love all the blue sea tones on it!

  24. Wende Rickett says:

    I would put this beauty in my dining room and fill it with beautiful dishes and things!

  25. Charlotte says:

    I would love to put this Ballard shelf in my bedroom or dining room. I love the detailing of the piece and that is doesn’t look so typical. Love it so much!

  26. Karen says:

    Definitely see this in my breakfast room :)

  27. shawna g says:

    I would use it on my patio and replace my old broken rack. Beautiful.

  28. Delaine says:

    I would put it in my 20 year old daughters bedroom. She needs pretty storage for her photography gear and books. The white one would go perfectly in her room.

  29. Erica says:

    I would use it in my dinign room. Love it!

  30. Elaine says:

    I have always loved baker’s racks and have one in my sunroom. Love emptying the shelves when I have a big summer party and placing a table in the front of it as my bar. The baker’s rack holds the glass wear and misc. beverages.

    Ballard Designs is one of my favorite places to shop! Their selection is something you often can’t find in your local stores as your pretty baker’s rack.


  31. Kim says:

    I would put it on my backyard patio.
    Thank you!

  32. TwoDiffSocks says:

    This is so pretty! I would use it in my living room for books & dvds.

  33. Kathleen says:

    I love the whitewash finish and I have the perfect space for it since I’m remodeling my kitchen!

  34. Dianne says:

    Love love love it and every thing else at Ballard. I would use it in our upstairs Den area, or maybe replace an old etegere in our living area.

  35. Dana says:

    In my living room or on the back porch. So pretty!

  36. Kris Mc. says:

    Ballard has great designs, and I would love to see this in my small kitchen for lovely storage of my cookbooks and crock ware! The openwork doors make it classy. Love that! =D

  37. Gloria says:

    This would work anywhere in my home, I always need more storage for books and pictures.

  38. Jill T says:

    Lovely in white! This would be perfect as a coffee bar in our breakfast nook. Counter and cabinet space is very limited in our kitchen and this would be a beautiful solution!

  39. Gayle Roane says:

    I would put the white washed Ceylon Bakers Rack in my sunny yellow guest room to hold all the necessities that make a guest room feel like home as well as a luxurious hotel/spa. LIKe everything else at Ballard’s, it is fabulous.

  40. Kristen Z says:

    I’m thinking on my deck to hold my grilling tools and outdoor entertaining items. Such a great piece, and so many possibilities!

  41. Sheila S. says:

    This gorgeous Baker’s Rack would look stunning in my breakfast nook. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win such a pretty item.

  42. Julie L. says:

    The whitewashed beauty would look smashing in my living room. The Ceylon Bakers Rack would hold my collection of globes and white vases along with graphic prints and family photos.

  43. Stefanie says:

    I would definitely use this on our back porch!

  44. janna says:

    Hopefully in our NEW house in the dining room :)

  45. Emily says:

    This is such a stunning piece! I would use this in my kitchen/dining area. Love the way you styled it!

  46. Kate says:

    I would use it in our dining room. Love it!

  47. Amy says:

    The first place I would use it is my dining room, but things don’t stay in one place very long at my house!

  48. Jackie B says:

    I know EXACTLY where it would go!! It would sit at the top of my stairs in my upstairs hallway! Perfect fit!!! Love it!

  49. Christie says:

    What a beautiful baker’s rack! I think it will look gorgeous right in our kitchen, the first thing one would see when entering or house!

  50. Mary M. says:

    Oh it would be lovely in the enclosed porch where I love to entertain while watching the sunset over the mountain range.

  51. Betsy says:

    I would love this piece in our sunroom! Love it, and love how it is styled by Kate!!

  52. Shirley says:

    I would use it in my kitchen. You did a beautiful styling yours.

  53. Gina W says:

    I would put it in my craft room/guest room. It would be perfect for displaying colorful items for both crafting and my guests.

  54. Sarah says:

    I would put it in our keeping room!

  55. Jennifer C says:

    I would put it at my parents’ beach house because i think it looks so beachy.

  56. Lauren says:

    This is so inspirational! And so perfect in my dining room against an empty wall. I have so much dishware I could display on it. Utility and beauty!

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