I got my totally cool, really amazing monogram in the mail yesterday which meant that Dad and I compulsively had to affix it as soon as possible. I wasn't 100% confident that a 14" diameter monogram was the right size but as soon as it hit the front of the trunk, I loved it. Love love.
|who's trunk is this?|
|(hasp not attached yet..)|
|sprayed to match handles|
Since the lid is so deep, there's lots of space for legit storage. The primary question is how do you keep all the stuff in the lid still in the lid when it gets shut. Solution for that is a flap that fastens either up on the lid, or lets down like a secretary desk and can be used as a table of sorts.
|Brown thing hinges up or down|
So if the secretary-desk-flap-lid seals the lid, we still wanted some smaller cubbies so that stuff wasn't just rolling around in the big lid and then tumbling out when you open the flap.
Because the flap either blocks the main trunk, or the lid I tried to think of things "you need at the same time" to keep in the lid. Ideally, "things that go on last" or what have you.
So, this became things like my tall boots, bridle, helmet/hairnet/gloves, shiny coat spray, and horsey boots.
Our current division of space looks like this:
|Lid is 38"w by 22"t and approx 8"d|
Dad is putting the shelves in such that they are easy to adjust and change if we decide this layout is difficult or I really want something else in the lid. Some of this is hard to guess until I use it a few times.
Then just as a kicker, we plan to put a whiteboard and mirror on the secretary-lid-flap so that when it is up and fastened there is a mirror for hairnetting (or assisting horse slime removal) and a whiteboard for notes/courses/etc.
Pretty bad ass, right?
Hopefully it will make it's big (literally, this thing is a monster) debut this weekend.