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Kelli Morris of Hillsboro says “part of my passion is design and organization. It’s more than a hobby.” Her craft room is full of fun inspiration for her projects.
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Kelli Morris of Hillsboro says “part of my passion is design and organization. It’s more than a hobby.” Her craft room is full of fun inspiration for her projects.

MYSPACE
creative corner
Hillsboro woman carries out her passions in room for craft projects and gift wrapping

By Danielle Komis Palmer
dkomis@decaturdaily.com · 340-2447

When Kelli Morris comes home from work, she wouldn’t dream of dumping her keys on the kitchen table, throwing her purse on the floor and mail on the counter. Instead, she walks to her closet and hangs her keys on their hanger, places her purse in its place and puts the mail in an organizer in the hallway.

Graphic prints and bold colors transform Kelli Morris’ room to a space that inspires her crafts.
Graphic prints and bold colors transform Kelli Morris’ room to a space that inspires her crafts.
Morris is a self-proclaimed neat freak.

It’s no surprise, then, to see her favorite room in the house — a colorful craft room with tables, nooks and cubbies perfect for all her scrapbooking and gift-wrapping items.

“Some people have normal hobbies like swimming or softball,” she said, looking around the perfectly organized room. “But part of my passion is design and organization. It’s more than a hobby.”

Where did you get items in the room?

  • Peanut shaped tables — IKEA, Atlanta (Morris and her husband visited the store’s grand opening last year. “I came back with a carload,” she said.)

  • Black desk sculpture made of welded nails — yard sale

  • Metal hanging wallflowers — Mike’s Merchandise, garden section

  • Magazine ladder — Pam’s Home Furnishings, U.S. 72, Athens

    What’s your favorite part of your room?

  • Wall color: “Spice,” Sherwin Williams

    “I’m very pleased with the way the colors turned out,” she said. “I knew I didn’t want white or ivory.”

  • IKEA tables: “They’re the most versatile part,” she said.

    What did you do yourself?

    Kelli Morris bought this magazine ladder in Athens.
    Kelli Morris bought this magazine ladder in Athens.
    Morris created crates and other spaces for each scrapbooking item in the closet and drawers and for photo albums and scrapbook items.

    What are your future plans for the room?

  • Possibly curtains, but she’s thinking it might be too much in the already colorful room

    “There’s so much in here already. I was afraid it would sort of clash,” she said.

  • Possibly converting the room to a different kind of room down the road

    “My fear is one day it will have to be a nursery,” Morris said, laughing.

    NAME

    Kelli Morris

    AGE

    23

    HOMETOWN

    Hillsboro

    FAMILY

    Husband Josh Morris

    ROOM

    Bold colors pop in what Morris likes to call “the IKEA room,” where she works on craft projects.

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