After we reorganized my craft room, there was a huge blank section of wall which cried out for a bulletin board. Fortunately, my sister Karen had an old bulletin board that she wasn't using that happened to be the perfect size. Bulletin boards were huge in my house when I was growing up - everyone had one in their room and there was even a gigantic bulletin board on the wall in the dining room. All of them were, of course, made by my parents and/or siblings - since we were more of a do-it-yourself kind of family rather than buying that kind of thing. They really hold up well too - they're floating around with various members of my family even today.
The only thing that didn't work for me with Karen's bulletin board was the front material. The main part of the board was some kind of drywall, in good shape. But the drywall had a sheet of burlap on top of it - perfectly respectable for bulletin board construction, but clashing badly with my craft room. Tim and I worked together to take the old bulletin board apart, remove the burlap and add some new spunky fabric as the covering.
The fabric in the middle is my favorite - it's bags of goldfish with different names underneath them.