So, we went to pick up our wood, and lucky for me there was one that was already white! So that would cut half of our painting out. (I originally just planned on painting it all white then going back through and doing the chevron stripes in grey.) As far as which wood to choose, I have no idea about the technical side, but I just chose one that was thick enough to now bow out when it got on the wall, but thin enough that it wasn’t super heavy. We had pre-measured our bed so we had them cut it just exactly that size, which they do for free! We got our wood, our paint, some Frog Tape and rollers and checked out for under $30.
Lamps – D.I, 2 for $2.
Curtain – again on sale at Target- $9 for the pair.