I stumbles upon a chair exactly like this at a consignment shop, it was old and out dated. I wanted to snag it up to get it reupholstered. Then I come across this pic the same evening. I smell destiny. www.homedit.com
Plate Gallery -- I just remembered I have a huge box of vintage state tourist plates in the attic, left over from a travel themed graduation party back in the day. These would be perfect -- fun and light-hearted -- for the beach house!
DIY: Heirloom Plate Walls Made Easy - this is an excellent tutorial on how to design a plate wall + inexpensive way to hang plates. This is an easy way to decorate your space using thrifted plates - via Over the Big Moon
Decorating with Plates: Using Dinner Plates to Decorate your Walls