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. Danielle says:

    My husband and I are getting ready to redo our home office – or the sad sad corner that we are currently referring to as an office. Since I will use this space more, I think I deserve some feminine touches, like this piece! I might even get a second to make a real statement and fill a full wall. The price makes it possible!

  2. Dawn Milligan says:

    It’s such a gorgeous piece and I would put it in my kitchen/dining area. I live in a small apartment with not much kitchen storage, so it would be a perfect addition to my “dining area” to hold my favorite plates, cute jars filled with baking supplies, my cookbooks (which I haven’t found a good spot for so far) and other little decor and kitchen goodies! The white washed one goes with my decor best and it would be well loved and used in our little apartment home! Thanks for the giveaway! And I love what you did with yours!!! XX

  3. Sandra says:

    I think I would probably use it in our formal living room, although our recently finished sunroom would also be a possibility. I love the fact that it’s so versatile and that the depth is only 18 inches!

  4. Caroline says:

    We are currently building our first home (eeek excitement!) and this bakers rack would be BEAUTIFUL in our eat-in kitchen! It would give us plenty of space to show off my cake stand collection, as well as my colorful collection of Fiesta plates.

  5. Stephanie says:

    I would use it in my inlaw suite. It would love great in white.

  6. Aimée Subashi says:

    What a lovely piece! I was going to say I’d put it in the kitchen but I now think it would be perfect for the office/ homework area! Must.have.baker’s.rack!!

  7. Danielle says:

    I would use this in the breakfast nook of our kitchen, or the patio… So hard to decide! Our old baker’s rack didn’t survive our last move and I’ve actually been looking into a new one! This would be perfect in the white!

  8. Millie says:

    Love it. I could use it in my family room or kitchen.

  9. ~Hope says:

    Love this piece! It’d be amazing in my currently still empty living room, or huge bare deck. Oh the possibilities!!

  10. I would use it on our patio. It would be perfect for our outdoor entertaining.

  11. Leslie says:

    I’ve been eyeing this piece for a while. I think I would put it in our formal dining room turned office for some much needed storage/display space. Thanks for the opportunity.

  12. Angie says:

    I recently turned a small space off our master bedroom into my “girls only” craft room. Would love it to store baskets with fabrics, ribbons ect. It would be a fabulous addition!

  13. Erin Walker says:

    I would put it on the patio. Love that it’s indoor/outdoor!

  14. Jessica R says:

    I love this!!! I world definitely use it in my dining room to display some cups and dishes!

  15. Glenda says:

    I love the style, it would look great in my kitchen.

  16. peggy v says:

    I am pretty sure this rack would get used in my hallway between the dining room and kitchen. It is just lovely!

  17. Stephanie says:

    I would lovee this for my daughter’s room. She needs a piece just like this. Thank you so much for the chance!

  18. Alexis says:

    I’d put it in my office!

  19. Nikki says:

    Outside on our deck!

  20. Pre says:

    Love it! Would use it either right outside my (tiny) kitchen for kitchen storage, or in my living/all purpose room for office/sewing/knitting/etc storage.

  21. Joel Goddard says:

    I would purchase one or two more and use them as a “wall unit” in my office for craft, office, and sewing supplies.

  22. Tammy L says:

    We just moved into our new home and it would be perfect in the dining room!

  23. CT says:

    I think outside on the deck or our small entryway

  24. Adrienne says:

    I would use it on my patio! So beautiful. Great styling

  25. Melissa P says:

    It would look great in my dining room.

  26. Leena says:

    This would add lots of style to my office.

  27. Sharon B. says:

    I would put this in my dining room or near it! Love how you accessorized yours.

  28. suz lefaivre says:

    I would use the Ballard ceylon bakers rack in my diningroom. I would use it as a “Bar Nook” . I would display various wine glasses and goblets, beer glasses, decanters, linens, and other acutroments. It would also be fabulous for displaying various pottery pieces, and of course wine bottles! I love Ballard Designs!! I actually drove to their outlet store in mason, ohio from northern Illinois in August. I had to make a stop there. It was actually a detour on our way to the W&S Cinncinati Tennis Open.

  29. TLR says:

    Would love this in my dining room since I have no storage. Thanks!

  30. Elissa says:

    Love the white one! You have styled yours so beautifully, who wouldn’t want one! I have the perfect spot in my dining room for this piece, thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Katherine O' Donoghue says:

    The white one for sure. And I would use it in my bathroom!!

  32. Jamie Lynn says:

    deeeeeefinitely could use some extra storage in my kitchen! I live in a tiny 1940’s cottage and apparently back then folks didn’t have a lot of stuff to put in the kitchen! There’s a total of 5 cabinets, not counting the ones right under the sink. Not much room to store food and dishes – really there’s just room for one or the other, so a lot of stuff is out in plain sight! It would be super helpful to have a pretty piece like that to store my dishes so I could actually put my food away! :) I absolutely love the whitewash finish. Really love how you’ve styled yours!!

  33. Anna says:

    Beautiful piece! I’d love the white finish in my laundry room. It’s begging for an awesome piece of furniture :)

  34. Cyndi L says:

    I would use this in my current dining room, but since we’re selling our house, I love the fact that it could be used in so many different ways!

  35. swatee jain says:

    I will like to use it in my daughters room and would place it on the walls on either side of the windows. This would be a good alternative for a bookcase. The top portion can work as a bookcase and the lower portion can store her toys.

  36. Han says:

    On our front balcony between the two windows. …still saving for the remodeling of the front of our house come next spring but I am collecting pieces now…the fretwork would go great with bamboo dining set from craigslist!

  37. My bedroom which I’m redoing right now. I’d use it as bookcase/storage for jewelry box/change of sheets, pictures, books, pretty things. Love Ballard Designs!!!

  38. Natasha L says:

    I am already in love with it. This beautiful rack would make my sitting room amazing, I would use it as a bar. Nice liquors and stemware

  39. Aria Morris says:

    I would use this in the entryway of my apartment right next to my kitchen and it would be the perfect rustic piece to a new apartment!

  40. Lan says:

    I love the white one! This would work so well in my dining/living room open space to store wine bottles, glasses, extra table linens and everything else that we accumulate as a family.

  41. Michelle Monday says:

    I would use this in my kitchen for my microwave and storage due to lack of counter space. It’s gorgeous! I love the white.

  42. Christina says:

    We are getting a new patio this fall and it would be beautiful there!

  43. Debtgirl says:

    I would put it in my daughters room! She would love it and it would help keep her teen room neat! So pretty!

  44. Sheena says:

    Me thinks in our twins’ room? Our master? The kitchen? Too many options for such a gorgeous piece!

  45. Joni says:

    Love your styling! I could use this baker’s rack in my bathroom for extra storage.

  46. Pam Powell says:

    I would use it in my sunroom or on master bathroom.

  47. Eileen says:

    In my crafting room!

  48. Debra Hewitt says:

    I would love the white washed bakers rack and would se it in my home office.

  49. Andrea says:

    in my dining room, where we really need storage space for all sorts of things and currently have none! The teak finish is gorgeous!

  50. IndianaWildflower says:

    It would make a beautiful addition to my home office. Fresh flowers, interior design books, my new Bargello-inspired tray.

  51. Lisa says:

    In the craft room!

  52. Marsha says:

    It would go in the dining room and beautify all our everyday plates and glasses! Both finishes are sooo pretty!

  53. Mardi says:

    The Baker’s rack in the teak finish would look beautiful in my dining room.

  54. Jan Paul says:

    I would use it in my breakfast area.

  55. Esther says:

    I would use it on my new front porch

  56. Jenny says:

    In my new office, for sure. What a dream!

  57. Lisa says:

    I’d put it in my mother in law’s dining room.

  58. Alyson says:

    My roommates and I would love to replace our old ikea bookcase with this beautiful bakers rack!

  59. Jennifer says:

    I would definitely put this on my outdoor patio!

  60. Cindy Wempner says:

    I would use it in our basement family room for storage and as a serving rack. i love both finishes!
    Thank you!

  61. Sarah says:

    Dining room as a bar cart! :)

  62. Julie says:

    This would be perfect in my dining room!

  63. Kathie says:

    Kitchen as a microwave cart and storage!

  64. Brenda a says:

    I would love to use this in our dining room. Beautiful!

  65. Jill says:

    Our kitchen really needs this!! We seriously lack storage space. Especially some beautiful storage that this would provide!! I’d love it in white!

  66. Andrea says:

    EASY – backyard patio. It would be perfect!

  67. Cheryl Free says:

    I would use the Ceylon Baker’s Rack in our dining room.

  68. Vicki Farnworrth says:

    I would use it on my patio in the white finish! It’s beautiful!!

  69. I love the whitewash bakers rack. I would use this on my covered patio!

  70. penny says:

    Such a gorgeous piece. For now, I have the perfect blank wall in my Kitchen for it. Someday, I’m going to be putting a door to the garden in that spot, so when that happens, I’ll move it in my new master bath, which by then will also be renovated with a space designed for a rack just like this. I’ve always wanted an open rack to store towels and pretty bath accessories. This is perfect.

  71. Krystineg says:

    Gorgouse! Would love to put this in my dinning room!

  72. Cindy MacSween says:

    I love Ballard Designs and have a few of their pieces. Everything I have ordered from there has been great quality. This Ceylon Baker’s Rack in the whitewash color would look great in our guest bedroom wiith books, decorative items and and place for guests to place their keys, phones etc. The room is not very big so I like the idea of the 18″ depth. Thanks for the opportunity.

  73. Kristin says:

    Dining room!! It’s the next room on my renovation list and this would provide the storage that we need for that space.

  74. MelodyJ says:

    I would put it in the kitchen.

  75. Jeniece says:

    Wow, is that ever gorgeous! I would put it in my dining room!

  76. nancy says:

    I would use it in my front foyer.

  77. Terri says:

    Definitely my living room – yes, my dining room – or perhaps the kitchen – sooo many places I could put one ( or three)!

  78. Beth says:

    love BD! i would use it on our deck patio for sure!! thanks for the chance!

  79. Gwen Hunt says:

    We have been blessed with a lake home which we open to guests as often as possible. I would use this Ceylon Baker’s Rack by the back door to hold supplies to enhance our guests enjoyment. Summertime-beach towels, tubs of sunscreen, flip flops, goggles, water toys, etc. Fall-warm throws and s’more making kits to use around the fire pit. Christmas time-can you ever have enough places for Christmas displays? Springtime-flowers, gardening hand tools, board games, and binoculars to watch the returning birds. It would certainly get lots of use throughout the year.

  80. nat says:

    It’s gorgeous! I’d gift it to my mom, whose kitchen is in desperate need of storage.

  81. Heidi says:

    I would put it in my kitchen area. It’s a very small galley-style kitchen but I have a large eat-in area. I could really use the extra storage and I love this! Thanks!

  82. Karen8 says:

    I’d use the white one on my newly painted sunporch for drinks and snacks. We just had a party and it would have been the perfect addition! Thanks!

  83. Mary says:

    There’s a perfect spot in the corner in our dining room – thanks!

  84. Joan says:

    I would put it at the end of the long hallway leading to the bedrooms. What a gorgeous piece!

  85. Jen Golub says:

    I think I would use it in the living room, which is an informal space.

  86. Carol S. says:

    I would use the beautiful white washed bakers rack in my office. I love it!

  87. Nora says:

    I would love to put the white washed bakers rack out on my deck. There’s still enough warm weather to enjoy it where I live.

  88. April Maiden says:

    I think this piece of furniture would look great in my daughters room to display her keepsakes and store a few toys! The possibilities are endless. So cute!!!

  89. Laurie Pysczynski says:

    It really is the prettiest I’ve seen! I would put it in my kitchen or family room where we could use it and enjoy it everyday!

  90. I would use this bakers rack as you enter into our bathroom off of our master bedroom. There is not closet in the bathroom and I need a place to store towels and other linens. I would roll the linens and put out a few of my favorite handblown glass bowls. There is a window nearby and it would catch and filter the light just perfectly!

  91. Kandi Hendricks says:

    I would for sure use it on my screen porch. Perfect place to store outside pretties and use it to serve food from also!

  92. Kate Cureen says:

    This piece is gorgeous!
    I have two places in mind- my kitchen or my deck. This piece is beautiful on the eyes and the perfect entertaining helper.

  93. jane daniel says:

    i would put in my joint home office/sitting room! it is such a versatile piece! pretty and functional!

  94. maurie says:

    The answer is plentiful…I could use it in many place….love the whitewask for the kitchen or Living room…teak for the back porch or family room…hmmm a bookshelf? the list is endless!

  95. Kate says:

    It would be perfect in the nursery! Fingers crossed!

  96. Andrea says:

    Hi! This piece is awesome. I have a 200 year old + Victorian and I have so many places it would look fab. Mostly I am thinking upstairs bathroom with blue towels and spa accessories.
    Thanks so much. Andrea

  97. Ashley says:

    I’d use it in our home office for a touch of pretty!

  98. Scarlotte West says:

    I would put the whitewashed rack on my screened in porch to serve drinks and food. It is gorgeous and just what I am looking for! It fits the space perfectly.

  99. Stephanie says:

    I would use it in the dining room…maybe set up a bar? & store all of my white dishes. Here’s hoping :)

  100. Leigh Ann says:

    I love it! I would use it inside in either our family room or breakfast nook…either space would welcome it! Love how you styled it, too.

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