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Kara Schuster
owner | maker | stylist
and once we were

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Services include

(but aren't limited to):

  • upholstery/reupholstery, custom benches, headboards and cushions

  • furniture painting and restyling

  • custom sewn home furnishings (pillows, quilts, storage baskets etc)

After years of being a prop builder & fashion stylist, I started studying to be an upholsterer over 8 years ago. After a few years of working out of a third floor studio, I opened a brick and mortal shop in 2019. In 2023, a hard decscion was made to close the retail shop and move to the country. You can find me working out of a home based workshop in the beautiful Twenty Valley, in Lincoln Ontario.


I love getting lost in a project, getting my hands dirty & making something from nothing. Let me help you with your project, get your spaces finished, or help you do that DIY you know you are never going to get to. I’d love to hear from you & hear your ideas. Let’s get making! 

For more behind the scenes, scroll down or head over to Instagram & follow @and.once.we.were for all my commissioned projects.


Instagram @and.once.we.were

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