What to do with the lid of an old trunk?

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I have a decorative lid from an old round top trunk ( has fancy work on it ). I am wondering how I could use this in order to see the lovely decorations on the trunk lid ( I am guessing I would need to use the trunk lid upside down so the hump part is at the bottom in order to effectively see the raised decoration of it ). How can I use this?
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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 05, 2016
    Perhaps you could have a piece of glass or clear perspex cut to fit the trunk lid and use it as a side table or you could hang it on a wall as a statement piece?
  • Tris Smith Tris Smith on Jul 05, 2016
    If you have a pet, turn it upside down and add feet. Put a pillow in the top, making it into a glam pet bed. Or put feet on it making it into a blanket and pillow holder.
    • Hb Hb on Jul 09, 2016
      Thanks for the idea Tris but the fancy designed embossed metal is on the top side of the trunk lid. If I turn it upside down I wont get to see any of the fancy work on the lid.
  • William William on Jul 05, 2016
    Addition to Michelle Leslie post. Build a base smaller than the trunk lid. Paint it any color, place the truck lid upside down on it, and add a glass or plexiglass top for a unique cocktail table.
  • Goldrushgal Goldrushgal on Jul 06, 2016
    I have seen legs added inside and glass cut for top for table.
  • DJ DJ on Jul 06, 2016
    How about making it into a shelf for plants etc. You could put a plank at the bottom large enough to put things on and hang it on the wall. It should like it would be beautiful and you could still see the design. Sort of like this picture. Or maybe make it the top of a chalkboard on the wall. I like the idea of the table, but with the rounded top not sure how that would work. Good Luck.
    • Hb Hb on Jul 09, 2016
      hi DJ thanks for the idea however Thanks for the idea but the fancy designed embossed metal is on the top(outside )side of the trunk lid. If I turn it against the wall to make a shelf , I wont get to see any of the fancy work on the lid.