I got a baker's rack through the online classifieds last year. I wanted it for a display piece in my dining room. I didn't like the colour of the rack so I did a shabby chic makeover but it never seemed to fit. With my love of industrial furniture, the black pieces in my dining room and the brown velvet curtains, industrial with its dark metal and warm wood tones is a perfect fit!
I sanded down the white paint on the metal but I couldn't get enough of it off, so I wiped raw umber paint over the top of the metal. I didn't like the metal rung racks either. It's hard to place things when they keep tipping over thanks to the thin rungs. I cut down some 1/4" maple veneer to match the maple plywood top I had installed last summer and stained it brown. The plywood top had been painted twice and I couldn't face using a stripper product, so I popped it off and flipped it over. That got stained as well.
I hated the fake wood drawer front so I used the same veneer to cover it. With a coat of stain and a new industrial look pull, it looks fabulous!
And here it is in my mudroom (its new home) I painted over the metal to make it much darker and I like this version the best.
And if you want to see the shabby chic version:
Have a great week!