Sorry for the panicky post late last night. The idea for the board and batten came after we had started the project so I told the contractor I would do it myself. Not thinking it would be so hard in a 5x5 room. I had assumed the pedestal sink would be freestanding. Yes, I know what happens when you assume. :) I didn't think it would be caulked to the wall. Does anyone have a pedestal that is caulked to the wall? I did google it and some are apparently. Here are more pictures. Do you know how hard it is to take shots inside a tiny bathroom? Geez.
Here are some solutions I came up with. I'm going to type them all out in hopes that it will help me figure it out.
1. Put the top rail all around as planned at 60" and just put the battens on the 3 other walls.
2. Put the top rail and battens on just the 3 other wall and paint the sink wall all one color. Though only the top half has the orange peel texture.
3. Top rail up all around and paint stripes below, no battens
4. Top rail up all around and wall paper below (eek!)
5. Run a board or trim piece above the sink so the battens meet up with the trim board.
6. Have them remove the sink so that the batten could be run down behind the sink. Though the sink won't sit flush with the wall because of the battens. To remedy that he suggested that a board be mounted behind the sink. The battens would meet up with the top of the board and the sink would be mounted to the board.7. Nix the battens and remove the sink (I guess the toilet too) and put up bead board.
edited: Toilet won't be a problem, plumbing is through the base board.
Lesson learned, what looks easy never is. You would think I would have learned this by now. So, what say you? I would love to hear some opinions, I know you have them.