what is the quality of the ikea piece? I'm all for cheap, just make sure you like the texture, color, etc..
I am happy with the ikea ritva. They might be a tad thinner than the ones you are looking at, but are substantial to me. I say go for it.
I think it all adds up -get busy, girl!
I think you got yourself a winner! I'm not a huge Ikea fan, but I've seen some pretty cool projects come from the lands of Ikea and DIY-ers. If you've got the touch, work it! Maybe check out Target for better quality curtains.
I'd love to hear your thoughts!