His breakout moment came in 2000 when he was cast as the enthusisatic carpenter on "Trading Spaces," the decorating series in which two sets of neighbors swap keys to transform a room in each other's home, given two days, 00, a professional designer and carpenter, and they're not allowed back into their own homes until the moment of truth.
During his four-year stint on the TLC series Pennington built an admiring audience (largely female) as the cute, wisecracking and playful carpenter.
Following high school, he attended Kennesaw College, focusing on art and history.
The magazine features many of his techniques, in addition to the techniques of other interior designers.
This magazine also gives his enthusiasts and serious interior designers a look at a number of of his first work, and bits and pieces of his chaotic life.
Ty pleaded no contest Friday in a misdemeanor drunken driving case.
I was the kid who was drawing on tables or removing the legs of furniture. My first job in construction paid my way through art school.
ABC’s Extreme now produces a line of furniture for the Howard Miller Company.
Ty’s mom Yvonne Bruton was a shrink, and Ty was identified as having ADHD in age 17.
After graduation he continued his education at the Atlanta College of Art, studying painting and sculpture while honing his carpentry skills to pay for his education.
During his final semester, the handyman was approached by a modeling scout and soon began a lucrative career modeling for various clothing companies and appeared in television commercials.
He moved over to network television in 2003 as the host of the ABC special "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Intended as a one-shot spin-off of the reality series "Extreme Makeover" in which every day people received extensive plastic surgery reworking, the show tweaked the concept by unleashing Pennington and a team of designers and workers to completely renovate an entire house, including landscaping and major interior construction, in an extremely fast seven-day time frame while the unsuspecting family living in the house (nominated by someone in their lives) are whisked away on a vaction until the finale, when the house is unveiled to them.