The Back Porch Mercantile


5052 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

(865) 247-4532


Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-4pm

Sunday Closed

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About the Business

The Back Porch Mercantile is an extension of, owner, Jenny's passion for design, art and living. Jenny believes a home is a curated place for family to celebrate everyday life. It should be welcoming and comfortable. All these things are embodied in the products Jenny thoughtfully select and carry. The Back Porch Mercantile is a certified stockist of Annie Sloan. They stock all of the Annie Sloan products, including Chalk Paint® and teach a large selection of workshops monthly. They can help you from the beginning stages of a simple paint project to a full room makeover with beautiful and exclusive home and gift lines they stock. These lines include rugs, bedding, furniture, art, baby bedding and gifts and design accents. The Back Porch Mercantile is also available to help you choose the perfect gift from our large selection of jewelry and accessories. Tying a bow on a carefully selected gift is one of their favorite things to do!

Attention to detail matters! At The Back Porch Mercantile they offer faux finishing and styling services to make a house a home. They love crafting a beautiful hand finish on a special piece of furniture to make it one of a kind. Their styling services are appointment based and they use old and new pieces to create a curated, timeless feeling. The Back Porch Mercantile is passionate about regional and local art! The artists create several sizes of their works and the inventory is always changing for a fresh new look. Some of the favorite featured artists are Kellie Montana, Lauren Dunn and Alyson Cannon.

At Back Porch Mercantile they carry Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. It was created by Annie Sloan 25 years ago. It is the BEST paint on the market for creating beautiful, high end finishes with no stripping, priming or prep work. The Back Porch Mercantile’s staff has extensive knowledge of application, color and style to make your next project beautiful and simple! They hold workshops monthly on Chalk Paint® techniques and more. Jenny has been training and teaching workshops for five years on Chalk Paint®, art and other faux techniques. They also host guest artists frequently in the studio that inspire you to create everyday!

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About the Owner

Jenny, owner of The Back Porch Mercantile, has a BFA in fine arts and illustration and has a passion for pretty things. Helping people discover their creativity and unlock their potential is one of her favorite things. Their customers are their friends and they strive to make every visit uplifting and inspiring by providing excellent customer service and beautiful products and displays.