We are going to start things off with a quote from a book I picked up at the library yesterday.
"If you undecorate, you acknowledge that life is a fluid thing, and accordingly, that style is a flexible thing. Undecorated style isn't one wholesale thing--it's a shifting target, and has much more to do with process than with finished product. It's decorating not to meet the specifications set down by some professional, or to fulfill the requirements of some expert, but to meet your own needs, whatever you decide those are. It's about putting your philosophy first, putting your personality first, and letting your signature style blossom naturally from the decisions you make." (Lemieux, Christiane. Undecorate. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2011. 13-14.)
I don't know about "undecorating" (I don't think the term will catch on), but Lemieux does accurately describe what it is like to DIY through your own home. It is an ongoing process. If I could ever completely finish it, I would have to find a new hobby.
Since that isn't likely to happen anytime soon, we will carry on and see where this road leads.
Viva la decorating!