Wow, you guys are awesome. My DH and I will look through all the suggestions and try a few things. Of course, the dent doesn't bother him
as much as it bothers me
so anything that requires the least amount of effort will probably be where we start.
When and if and how we deal with the dent, I'll post a pic of the results of our handiwork. It doesn't have to look terrific but it would be good to get out the worst of it.
Thanks to you all!