: kara schuster : owner | maker | stylist :

services include (but aren't limited to):


furniture refinishing/painting/restyling

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

vintage & antique home accents - retail shop NOW OPEN! visit and.once.we.were.home on instagram to see the newest items as they become available. send me an email to purchase anything you see.

my interests vary, & they change every day, from sorting vintage photos to hunting for garage sale finds & junking at thrift stores - finding new ways to make old stuff better. after years of being a prop builder & fashion stylist, then studying to be an upholsterer, my furniture flipping just started taking over. 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 - if you can dream it, i will help you make it happen!

for more behind the scenes, head over to instagram & follow @and.once.we.were for all my commissioned projects, & @and.once.we.were.home for my curated shop of vintage/antique & remade finds ready for sale. 

© kara schuster | .and.once.we.were. | 2021 | 372 brown's line, etobicoke, m8w3t2  CANADA | info@andoncewewere.com | 647.948.8499