This lovely old girl was painted a deep purple and when I started stripping it (which has taken me almost 3 days), the purple had stained the wood. Add to that, she's got some pretty deep scratches. Now I don't mind refinishing some of the wood but I'm not sanding or bleaching this whole piece. I couldn't make my money back on it for the time and materials. What would you suggest? I thought about white with some wood showing but I'd like to do something special. It will NOT be painted in chalk paint. Do you think blue or green would look nice.