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. Sarah C. says:

    Probably in our dining room or living room – either way, I would FIND a place!

  2. Amy c says:

    Love this piece! It would be perfect in either our dining room or outdoors. Can’t quite decide yet :)

  3. Hazzel says:

    This would look perfect in between my dinning room and living room, so pretty in white. Would go perfect with my house.

  4. Deb W. says:

    It would be perfect in my guest bath!

  5. Heather says:

    Pretty! I have the perfect spot for this in my dining room!

  6. Eva says:

    Both finishes are lovely! Given the chance, I would definetely use it in our bathroom, storing towels and my vintage soap collections!

  7. Ashley says:

    On our back patio!

  8. BHH says:

    I would love to win this beautiful piece and give it to our son who is buying a house that is somewhat short on counter/storage space. Fingers crossed for him!

  9. Bobi says:

    I would use this in my living room to hide ugly tv components in the bottom and to display pretty accessories on the shelves. Love this!

  10. melissa s. says:

    My dining room has the perfect nook for it in the teak finish.

  11. Georgia says:

    My dining room! It would go great there.

  12. Katie N says:

    This would look fantastic in our dining room! I’d choose the whitewashed piece… it would really pop against our navy walls.

  13. sarah says:

    I love this piece of furniture! One spot where I could use it is in my bedroom…I could picture jewelry, sweaters etc.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  14. Michael says:

    Craft room!

  15. kristin says:

    This is the perfect piece for storage in our small dining room!

  16. Sharon says:

    Love at first sight! Dining room make over starting this fall ….would be perfect!

  17. Sarah says:

    I would use it in my dining room – I have an odd jumble of furniture in there now and this would be gorgeous!

  18. katie greenlaw says:

    Wow…what a great piece. I’d use it in my master bedroom. We have a weird little nook that this would fill up perfectly!

  19. Tammy says:

    The whitewash finish would look beautiful in my black and white ensuite – I can see it styled with plush white towels, an apothecary jar of soap, a glossy black vase…. Wonderful!

  20. Mary S. says:

    In my dining room. Once we finish remodeling and get our king bed out of there it would look great!

  21. Katie says:

    This would be gorgeous in my dining room! Love it!

  22. Nancy Plamp says:

    So pretty! I would use it in my upstairs hallway for storage of extra linens, candles and all sorts of miscellaneous items.

  23. andrea p says:

    This gorgeous baker’s rack would be a welcome addition to my kitchen! simply stunning!!

  24. Katie says:

    I would put this gorgeous piece in my dining room!

  25. Sonia says:

    On my screened porch

  26. Laura J says:

    I’d probably use it in the office. closed storage! Fantastic!

  27. Heather W says:

    Love it! Would be great in my dining room or my kitchen.

  28. Renae says:

    I love that bakers rack! I would probably put it in my living room!

  29. Susan C. says:

    I’d probably use this beautiful piece in my kitchen, but there’s a spot in my home office I’d like to try it in too!

  30. Rachel says:

    Our NEW kitchen!!!!!

  31. Leslie says:

    Such a pretty baker’s rack! I’ve been wanting some kind of shelf to put near our dining table, so it would probably go there. P.S. – Love the blue & green styling you did on yours!

  32. Kelley says:

    Love it! Would use in my kitchen!

  33. Angie says:

    It would be perfect in my morning room!

  34. LaLa says:

    So pretty! I’m torn: should it live in our dining area or would it work better in our bedroom? It would certainly be at home here!

  35. Emily says:

    Oh my gosh, I adore it! We are about to close on our first house, and it has the perfect spot for a piece like this- in a dining room that we are styling very informally.

  36. Liz says:

    I would put it in my living room! Love it!

  37. Jill T. says:

    I have the perfect spot for it in my kitchen!

  38. Karin says:

    It would look lovely in my sunroom!

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  40. Joy says:

    I would use it in our family room for plants.

  41. Ashley says:

    I’d probably put it out on our lanai, we need an outdoor piece like this!

  42. Laura W says:

    In my dining room to display the “fancy dishes!”

  43. Martha says:

    I absolutely love this and would put it in my kitchen. Lots of great storage and love the cabinets doors on the bottom. This could come in extremely handy.

  44. Cassandra says:

    This rack would be lovely in my sewing area!

  45. Anu says:

    Beautiful! would love to have this in the office area or in my kid’s bedroom.

  46. Kim Baird says:

    I would use the white finish in my new home office. It would help tremendously with storage as I get my new business up and running. :)

  47. Gabi says:

    I would use it in my kitchen, I have been dreaming about a baker’s rack for a while now..

  48. Jessica Calder says:

    I’d have to put it in my office but it’s too pretty to resist!

  49. Cynthia says:

    This would look lovely in our kitchen. I really love the whitewashed finish.

  50. Arana says:

    I would use in my office / craft room…it would be pretty storage!!

  51. Timberly says:

    Perfect for my guest room!

  52. Amy says:

    Our patio is a total eyesore and I desperately want to give it a makeover. This would be perfect out there!

  53. Jeanna says:

    I think it would be adorable in a bathroom. Or in a guest room loaded up with supplies :)

  54. Leigh Drury says:

    They are both gorgeous. I think I would have to use it in our family room which is open to our dining room and kitchen. It would provide some much needed storage for our family as well as display space. Love it!

  55. LizlovesCam says:

    I’d use it in my dining room – I’ve been thinking about something to display our pretty china.

  56. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful piece! I would put it outside on our covered patio.

  57. Morgan says:

    Outside! This piece is perfect for our patio!

  58. Stephanie says:

    This is perfect for our deck! Would love to use it for plants and deck parties!

  59. Brenda says:

    Wonderful giveaway!! I would use this spectacular piece in my kitchen eating nook!

  60. Susan says:

    I would use this in our 3 season porch. Thanks for the chance!

  61. Julia says:

    Perfect for my back patio!

  62. Dale says:

    I am in the midst of a kitchen reno too (thankfully not a 3 month job!) and this would fit perfectly there once the work is done!

  63. Glabe Siegfriedt says:

    It would look beautiful in my dining room!

  64. Laurie says:

    If I was lucky I would choose the white washed finish and use it in our master bath. Thanks for the chance!

  65. Ashley says:

    We just finished building a deck…this would be perfect for it!

  66. Holly says:

    I would use it in my kitchen, to hold some plants and store some pretty dishes.

  67. Jan Macdonald says:

    I love the white one and would put it in my bedroom…..or kitchen so many choices

  68. Tammy says:

    I’d love it for the great room. So pretty!

  69. Ashley says:

    It would look beautiful in our sunroom! I love it in white!

  70. I love,love the white one and would put it my kitchen…or maybe my bedroom
    So many choices

  71. Amanda W. says:

    I might use it in my dining room, but I have to admit I love the idea of using it outdoors as well!

  72. Heather says:

    I would in my breakfast nook!

  73. Corey says:

    I would love to have this for my dining room or my kitchen! Both have ZERO storage (we are using an old, 1980s, orange oak dresser in the kitchen right now that, while better than nothing, is really not ideal at all. This is great!!!

  74. Lauren says:

    What a beautiful multi-purpose piece of furniture. I would place it in the half bath where storage is limited. It would add so much style to that nondescript room.

  75. maribeth says:

    I would so love to have the white one in my living room.

  76. tiffany says:

    in the kitchen to hold extra plates

  77. Arli says:

    I would use it in my living/dining room. My apt. could always use more storage.

  78. Helena Dias says:

    It would look very pretty either in the family room or on the deck. Thank you for sharing.

  79. Ellen B says:

    This rack will look great in my living room with some books and vases!!

  80. Helen says:

    I would use the Ceylon baker’s rack in brown as a bookcase in my home office. The size is perfect and an unique form of storage for my favorite books, incoming and outgoing mail bin, baskets and other manuals organized for household documents. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

  81. Cheryl says:

    I could use such a versatile piece in so many places, but most likely in my kitchen or living room.

  82. Fawn says:

    In the dining room to hold my vintage glassware collection!

  83. susan718 says:

    I would use it in the kitchen (if it fits) or my bedroom. I prefer the white one. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    PS just checked dimensions by clicking on your link, won’t fit in kitchen, so would use it in bedroom or on porch. Actually thinking I might prefer teak. Well it’s nice to dream anyway.

  84. Jill says:

    Love it, Great job styling it! I would use it in my dining room! :)

  85. Lori H says:

    My sunroom! So pretty :)

  86. Jennifer Droesch says:

    I love this piece of furniture and see it in my sunroom with beautiful succulents gracing its shelves. Please let me win!

  87. Nancy says:

    I would love it in my kitchen for cookbooks, a crock with wooden spoons, a cute crate with dish clothes, perfect for additional storage and to keep often used items in reach!

  88. sarah says:

    i JUST told my husband that we needed a tall piece of furniture for a corner of our family room. this would be wonderful. here’s hoping that we win it.
    thanks for the giveaway.

  89. Korrie says:

    I would use it in my bedroom!

  90. MAUREEN says:

    I would definitely use it outside on our patio for plants and pretties. We just moved and had our patio redone in bluestone. Now, it needs some outside décor so we can use it and enjoy it. This is so lovely…really hope that I win. Thanks.

  91. Christina says:

    Gorgeous! We’re building a new deck this fall and this would be perfect on it!

  92. Johanna H. says:

    This would come in handy in our porch.

  93. Suzanne says:

    It would look smashing in the dining room!

  94. Aimee says:

    This would be great on our porch! Thanks for the opportunity to win this gem!

  95. Charisse Ellis says:

    I have been searching for a furniture piece to provide storage in our soon to be remodeled master bath. The Ceylon Baker’s Rack from Ballard Designs would be perfect!

  96. Lauren says:

    I lust over pretty much every item on the pages of the Ballards catalog. This would be absolute perfection in our home office or our kitchen! I’m a bit giddy just thinking of the possibilities!!

  97. Julie says:

    That is so lovely! I have a perfect space for something like that in my kitchen/dining area!

  98. Olivia Wood says:

    On my new screen porch!

  99. Jessica says:

    We have a large dining room/office combo and I would definitely put it there!

  100. Brita says:

    I would use the teak finish piece in my open floor plan dining/living room to store pretty barware,vases, etc!

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