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Installing beadboard in bathroom around pre-installed vanity+counter

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I'm considering installing beadboard panel wainscoting in my bathroom where a vanity+counter that i am keeping is already installed. I think it would look best for the paneling to go higher than the level of the sink (likely ending just below the outlet in the first photo). The counter is glued down so I really don't want to move it, but I'm having trouble imagining whether it will look really weird to install the beadboard around it - has anyone done this? I will of course do a thorough caulking job at the seams etc, but i think it still might look weird. I could potentially at least remove the sidesplash and go behind it there (backsplash is integrated with counter), but i think i would sooner ditch the idea than move the sink counter.

Also debating whether to just frame or to replace the mirror, as I'm not sure how difficult it will be to get off the wall.

Thanks for any experience or thoughts you have to share!

EDIT: adding more / hopefully better photos. Yes just about everything here screams cheap rental, which is what it was when we bought it (it blows my mind that this is the paint color they chose to prepare the house for sale, among many other things (-: ). We are upgrading to higher end rental ... we will install a stone-look LVT floor and paint either a light gray or a shade of dusty blue/aqua. It's unfortunately not in the budget to upgrade the shower - i'd considered adding a complementary tile around it but then thought beadboard on the walls might be a more reasonable upgrade. I would love to replace the mirror if I can get the confidence to do it. I thought at first I could get away with keeping the cultured marble counter but now I'm second guessing myself. I am looking to strike the right balance of looking nice without overspending on the rental. Thank you!

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