I’m embarrassed to show you this, but below is a picture of my poor dilapidated, broken microwave cart.
Really sad, huh? It’s looked like that for a couple of years now. It bothered me every time I looked at it but it was pretty low on the list of things that needed to be replaced. It was still usable, albeit ugly, so I just lived with it.
I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to replace it with, but I know I didn’t want another microwave cart. After months, of thinking about it and looking online and in local stores, I decided I wanted a Bakers rack. But not just any Bakers rack. I wanted a red one. How hard could that be, right?
Well, apparently, harder than I thought. I looked at all my local stores with no luck. I checked out all the major online retailers too without any luck. Amazon had a really nice selection of Bakers racks but no red ones.
I know I have seen them in decorating magazines so I knew they existed. I was determined that I was not going to settle for just any old Bakers rack. If I couldn’t get a red one, I’d just live with the broken down microwave cart.
One day when I was sitting in my car, waiting in line at the drive through lane at the bank, I started thumbing through my mail that I had grabbed from the mail box on my way out to do errands. I was waiting so long, I had a chance to look through a catalog and low and behold, there was a red Bakers rack! I got it through a mail order company called Ginny’s but you can find them online too at Ginnys.com .
Here’s how the rack looks on their site:
And here how it looks in my kitchen:
One thing I want to point out. It has a wine rack directly below the wood shelf that’s holding the microwave. We don’t drink wine BUT it’s perfect for holding 2 liter soda bottles! I used to just keep them in the back of my Ford Explorer and bring them in as needed. Not a great storage solution but now there’s a perfect place to store soft drinks.
By the way, I’m not in any way affiliated with Ginny’s. They don’t know me from Adam. I just really love this Bakers rack! It’s sturdy, beautiful and should last a very long time. And it was about $110.