I have nothing against CHEEZ-IT GROOVES, but just didn't know that I wanted a trunk that said that in our living room forever. I really liked the red, and the storage space. We needed an ottoman, so why not repurpose ?
My husband cut a board bigger than the trunk top:
He used stuffing from a loveseat we took apart, and lots of pulling, and staples:
I got the idea to cover buttons from my Grandma, who gave me a tin of buttons. The fabric was too thick, so we went with a scrap of red we had from something else.
The fabric was left over from a chair he designed.
He put screws up through the bottom of the lid, and into the wood he cut. Poof we had an ottoman! I wish I had one more.
I didn't help as much as I thought I would, but the idea was mine.