Dear lord, I hope you didn't pry it apart... If you google the type of laptop it is you can find instructions to take it apart. All you need to take a laptop apart is a butter knife and a philips screw driver.
This is a hard drive: http://images.mylot.com/userImages/images/postphotos/2410787.jpg
Even with a screwed motherboard, you can usually get the screen to light up if you attach 'em. They make neat lamps, if you are good with electrical stuff. Even if you're not, just try hooking the screen up with a power cord. You may also need a ram chip. Mount it all in a shadow box and you'll have an interesting soft-light lamp. Or you can try to break your screen a little and it'll look cool too. I have one screen with a plasma leak, it's awesome.
If the screen is good, you might be able to hook it up and have a second screen for a computer.
If you completely gut the laptop you could turn it into a portable crafting space. Foamboard covered in cloth with elastic loops where the screen was to hold tools. Supplies and small projects where the keyboard and mouse were.
Hope this helps ^^