The vanity was orangey oak, which had gotten water damaged over the years. Here is a photo of it once I removed it, you can see exactly where it sat next to the tub. Gross. Here is the full tour of the "before" from back in 2011.
My budget for this makeover (which was pretty much an entirely new bathroom except for floors, tub and toilet) was $1000. The vast bulk of the money ($550) went to having the walls and tub surround professionally reglazed pure white(since there was NO SAVING that ugly tile.)
The previous remodeler had illegally spliced Romex wiring into the house's original knob and tube. It was a fire waiting to happen. And they hadn't even put in a junction box, just hid the splice behind the cabinet. NOT COOL! I had to hire an electrician for that part of the project.
For additional in-progress photos, and more detailed descriptions of what I did, visit this old post.
I would say it was a VERY VERY successful transformation, especially for a first time DIY'r!