take doors off closet, paint, create shelves, install counter for desk area (look at Menards or Lowe's or Fleet Farm for 'odd sized counters' for sale), maybe mirror part of the back wall for 'light purposes, install outlets for plug-in stuff, slide plastic 3 or 4 drawer bins under counter for storage of office/scrapbook/craft stuff...voila!
This is pretty much my dream closet. Mirrored closet doors, short bureaus for jewellery and undergarments, plus swanky white tufted velvet banquette seats for sitting and putting on shoes. More than one seat means you can play dress up or put on a fashion show with your daughters or grown-up girlfriends. Love it!!